[Dovecot] Duplicate message with POP3 and Outlook
storm at elemental.it
Wed Feb 16 06:35:33 EET 2005
I know that what I am about to say is FOR SURE a problem of Outlook and
Outlook Express, but since I can't find any know bug like this, and all
is started when i switched to Dovecot (and I can't exclude is somehow
related to Dovecot), I would try to ask for help here, maybe someone of
you already seen that.
I am using dovecot 0.99.13 on a Fedora 1 (0.99.13-1).
The problem I see is that, when a customer using Outlook or Outlook
Express (many different versions, from Outlook 2003 to Outlook Express
5, with various patch) via POP, every mail is downloaded TWO times, more
precisely the first time on the first connection and the second on the
second, where the mail gets finally deleted.
I tried manually and with many other clients, and pop actually works
perfectly, and IMAP too. Outlook client have NOT the "Leave mail on
server" option checked, and nothing similar is around.
I am about to start a sniffing session but it would be problematic for
privacy questions, and I'm not able to reproduce it so easily, as it
seems only some of our customers with Outlook have this problem, and the
(few) trial I've done here seems to go smoothly. So I fear it will be a
Again, i bet it's an Outlook problem, but... Anyone already seen
Thanks for the help, and for the time. Keep up the good job.
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