• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Duplicate Messages from gmail

N
#1
Windows Live Mail is a bug-ridden mess.

Every time it downloads messages from gmail accounts, they are always
duplicated in pairs.
 

My Computer

#2
Yeah, I eventually took Gmail out of Windows Live Mail and have it forwarded
to one of my other email accounts. You may also notice that the yellow New
Mail Icon will remain on the WLM taskbar icon even though you have no new
Gmail.
--
Michael

Windows 7 RC
IE 8
Windows Live Mail 2009 (latest)
Office 2007 (latest)


"Nate" <Nate@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:E0BD8AD7-1A69-4F0C-BCEE-70C23461FD4F@xxxxxx

> Windows Live Mail is a bug-ridden mess.
>
> Every time it downloads messages from gmail accounts, they are always
> duplicated in pairs.
 

My Computer

W

...winston

#4
Ditto...Same here, no issues with Gmail as a pop3 in XP/Vista/Win7 using WLM or any version of Outlook.



--
...winston
ms-mvp mail

"Gary VanderMolen" <gary@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:#gSlcUdHKHA.5256@xxxxxx

> POP or IMAP protocol?
> I use POP with Gmail, and it works perfectly for me.
>
> --
> Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/VanderMolen
>
>
> "Nate" <Nate@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:E0BD8AD7-1A69-4F0C-BCEE-70C23461FD4F@xxxxxx

>> Windows Live Mail is a bug-ridden mess.
>>
>> Every time it downloads messages from gmail accounts, they are always
>> duplicated in pairs.
 

My Computer

I

Ildhund

#5
"Nate" <Nate@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:E0BD8AD7-1A69-4F0C-BCEE-70C23461FD4F@xxxxxx

> Windows Live Mail is a bug-ridden mess.
>
> Every time it downloads messages from gmail accounts, they are
> always duplicated in pairs.
If your car engine seized up because you never put any oil in it
because you couldn't find the oil filler cap, would you blame the
car? Many people use IMAP with Gmail with no problems at all.
Gmail's way of storing messages is unique, and different from every
other IMAP server's way of doing it. The WLMail developers have
worked hard to make it possible to use the IMAP protocol with Gmail,
so I can only assume that your settings need adjusting. Here are
some things to check:

1. At [Tools >] Accounts > (Gmail account) > Properties > IMAP, is
the root folder entered as [Gmail]?
2. Is 'Check for new messages in all folders' selected? Try
deselecting it.
3. Is 'Store special folders on IMAP server' selected (so you can
see, for example, messages sent from WLMail when you access Gmail
via the web)? If so, do the boxes contain the same labels as you see
in Gmail on the web?
4. You can see all the labels used on the server on the IMAP
folders tab. You can also choose which ones to show. Do these fit
with your requirements

That should get you a bit closer to making this work - like your
engine would have done if you'd put some oil in it.
--
Noel
 

My Computer

N
#6
So the consensus is I should be using POP except for the suggestion to use
IMAP.

Does anyone have a link to a web page to walk me thru the correct POP
settings? (Either at Microsoft or Google.)

Following the suggestion of:
[Tools >] Accounts > (Gmail account) > Properties > IMAP

Root folder path: (it's blank)

Check for new messages in all folders (not checked)

Store special folders on IMAP server (not checked)

Sometimes when I watch the Send/Receive window, I can see long pauses at
each folder as it is likely downloading them again and again despite no new
items.
 

My Computer

#7
Like my car when I bought it, it just worked. I have to change the oil every
5k, but that is normal.

"Ildhund" <jnllb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:uXDw5kdHKHA.3928@xxxxxx

> "Nate" <Nate@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:E0BD8AD7-1A69-4F0C-BCEE-70C23461FD4F@xxxxxx

>> Windows Live Mail is a bug-ridden mess.
>>
>> Every time it downloads messages from gmail accounts, they are always
>> duplicated in pairs.
>
> If your car engine seized up because you never put any oil in it because
> you couldn't find the oil filler cap, would you blame the car? Many people
> use IMAP with Gmail with no problems at all. Gmail's way of storing
> messages is unique, and different from every other IMAP server's way of
> doing it. The WLMail developers have worked hard to make it possible to
> use the IMAP protocol with Gmail, so I can only assume that your settings
> need adjusting. Here are some things to check:
>
> 1. At [Tools >] Accounts > (Gmail account) > Properties > IMAP, is the
> root folder entered as [Gmail]?
> 2. Is 'Check for new messages in all folders' selected? Try deselecting
> it.
> 3. Is 'Store special folders on IMAP server' selected (so you can see,
> for example, messages sent from WLMail when you access Gmail via the web)?
> If so, do the boxes contain the same labels as you see in Gmail on the
> web?
> 4. You can see all the labels used on the server on the IMAP folders tab.
> You can also choose which ones to show. Do these fit with your
> requirements
>
> That should get you a bit closer to making this work - like your engine
> would have done if you'd put some oil in it.
> --
> Noel
 

My Computer

#8
Yeah, Gmail takes forever to check mail or whatever it does. Another reason
I took it out. Of course its no big deal to me because it is not my primary
account....Good luck!

"Nate" <Nate@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:F6EC734B-C406-4D59-B6C9-3B26863D07A8@xxxxxx

> So the consensus is I should be using POP except for the suggestion to use
> IMAP.
>
> Does anyone have a link to a web page to walk me thru the correct POP
> settings? (Either at Microsoft or Google.)
>
> Following the suggestion of:
> [Tools >] Accounts > (Gmail account) > Properties > IMAP
>
> Root folder path: (it's blank)
>
> Check for new messages in all folders (not checked)
>
> Store special folders on IMAP server (not checked)
>
> Sometimes when I watch the Send/Receive window, I can see long pauses at
> each folder as it is likely downloading them again and again despite no
> new
> items.
>
>
 

My Computer

N
#9
Previously this was configured as per Microsoft's guidance. However, as you
know, Microsoft is constantly doing "updates" behind the scenes, so at some
point this all stopped working correctly.

To continue with Noel's analogy, as snarky as it is, this would be the
equivalent of taking your car in to have the taillight fixed. Unbeknownst to
you Mirosoft changed the oil with a new type, and tuned the engine to only
use premium gas. Of course you don't find about about this until weeks later
and are confound as to whey something previously working is now a mess.

"MHL" wrote:

> Like my car when I bought it, it just worked. I have to change the oil every
> 5k, but that is normal.
>
> "Ildhund" <jnllb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:uXDw5kdHKHA.3928@xxxxxx

> > "Nate" <Nate@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> > news:E0BD8AD7-1A69-4F0C-BCEE-70C23461FD4F@xxxxxx

> >> Windows Live Mail is a bug-ridden mess.
> >>
> >> Every time it downloads messages from gmail accounts, they are always
> >> duplicated in pairs.
> >
> > If your car engine seized up because you never put any oil in it because
> > you couldn't find the oil filler cap, would you blame the car? Many people
> > use IMAP with Gmail with no problems at all. Gmail's way of storing
> > messages is unique, and different from every other IMAP server's way of
> > doing it. The WLMail developers have worked hard to make it possible to
> > use the IMAP protocol with Gmail, so I can only assume that your settings
> > need adjusting. Here are some things to check:
> >
> > 1. At [Tools >] Accounts > (Gmail account) > Properties > IMAP, is the
> > root folder entered as [Gmail]?
> > 2. Is 'Check for new messages in all folders' selected? Try deselecting
> > it.
> > 3. Is 'Store special folders on IMAP server' selected (so you can see,
> > for example, messages sent from WLMail when you access Gmail via the web)?
> > If so, do the boxes contain the same labels as you see in Gmail on the
> > web?
> > 4. You can see all the labels used on the server on the IMAP folders tab.
> > You can also choose which ones to show. Do these fit with your
> > requirements
> >
> > That should get you a bit closer to making this work - like your engine
> > would have done if you'd put some oil in it.
> > --
> > Noel
>
 

My Computer

G

Gary VanderMolen

#10
Gmail POP setup:
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=86383

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with the speed compared to IMAP.

--
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/VanderMolen


"Nate" <Nate@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:F6EC734B-C406-4D59-B6C9-3B26863D07A8@xxxxxx

> So the consensus is I should be using POP except for the suggestion to use
> IMAP.
>
> Does anyone have a link to a web page to walk me thru the correct POP
> settings? (Either at Microsoft or Google.)
>
> Following the suggestion of:
> [Tools >] Accounts > (Gmail account) > Properties > IMAP
>
> Root folder path: (it's blank)
>
> Check for new messages in all folders (not checked)
>
> Store special folders on IMAP server (not checked)
>
> Sometimes when I watch the Send/Receive window, I can see long pauses at
> each folder as it is likely downloading them again and again despite no new
> items.
>
>
 

My Computer

W

...winston

#11
No Msft updates released for WLM, nor has Imap changed in the last two releases.

It more like deciding to use the radio about two years after the car purchase and realizing all your favorites stations weren't
preset at the factory.. No different, set accordingly for your needs.



--
...winston
ms-mvp mail

"Nate" <Nate@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:E65E1E95-7C10-497A-930E-E4ECA12EAB2F@xxxxxx

> Previously this was configured as per Microsoft's guidance. However, as you
> know, Microsoft is constantly doing "updates" behind the scenes, so at some
> point this all stopped working correctly.
>
> To continue with Noel's analogy, as snarky as it is, this would be the
> equivalent of taking your car in to have the taillight fixed. Unbeknownst to
> you Mirosoft changed the oil with a new type, and tuned the engine to only
> use premium gas. Of course you don't find about about this until weeks later
> and are confound as to whey something previously working is now a mess.
>
> "MHL" wrote:
>

>> Like my car when I bought it, it just worked. I have to change the oil every
>> 5k, but that is normal.
>>
>> "Ildhund" <jnllb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:uXDw5kdHKHA.3928@xxxxxx

>> > "Nate" <Nate@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> > news:E0BD8AD7-1A69-4F0C-BCEE-70C23461FD4F@xxxxxx
>> >> Windows Live Mail is a bug-ridden mess.
>> >>
>> >> Every time it downloads messages from gmail accounts, they are always
>> >> duplicated in pairs.
>> >
>> > If your car engine seized up because you never put any oil in it because
>> > you couldn't find the oil filler cap, would you blame the car? Many people
>> > use IMAP with Gmail with no problems at all. Gmail's way of storing
>> > messages is unique, and different from every other IMAP server's way of
>> > doing it. The WLMail developers have worked hard to make it possible to
>> > use the IMAP protocol with Gmail, so I can only assume that your settings
>> > need adjusting. Here are some things to check:
>> >
>> > 1. At [Tools >] Accounts > (Gmail account) > Properties > IMAP, is the
>> > root folder entered as [Gmail]?
>> > 2. Is 'Check for new messages in all folders' selected? Try deselecting
>> > it.
>> > 3. Is 'Store special folders on IMAP server' selected (so you can see,
>> > for example, messages sent from WLMail when you access Gmail via the web)?
>> > If so, do the boxes contain the same labels as you see in Gmail on the
>> > web?
>> > 4. You can see all the labels used on the server on the IMAP folders tab.
>> > You can also choose which ones to show. Do these fit with your
>> > requirements
>> >
>> > That should get you a bit closer to making this work - like your engine
>> > would have done if you'd put some oil in it.
>> > --
>> > Noel
>>
 

My Computer

#12
The next step....give the customer what they want before they ask for
it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"...winston" <winstonmvp@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:O$Mo2TjHKHA.1488@xxxxxx

> No Msft updates released for WLM, nor has Imap changed in the last two
> releases.
>
> It more like deciding to use the radio about two years after the car
> purchase and realizing all your favorites stations weren't preset at the
> factory.. No different, set accordingly for your needs.
>
>
>
> --
> ...winston
> ms-mvp mail
>
> "Nate" <Nate@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:E65E1E95-7C10-497A-930E-E4ECA12EAB2F@xxxxxx

>> Previously this was configured as per Microsoft's guidance. However, as
>> you
>> know, Microsoft is constantly doing "updates" behind the scenes, so at
>> some
>> point this all stopped working correctly.
>>
>> To continue with Noel's analogy, as snarky as it is, this would be the
>> equivalent of taking your car in to have the taillight fixed.
>> Unbeknownst to
>> you Mirosoft changed the oil with a new type, and tuned the engine to
>> only
>> use premium gas. Of course you don't find about about this until weeks
>> later
>> and are confound as to whey something previously working is now a mess.
>>
>> "MHL" wrote:
>>

>>> Like my car when I bought it, it just worked. I have to change the oil
>>> every
>>> 5k, but that is normal.
>>>
>>> "Ildhund" <jnllb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> news:uXDw5kdHKHA.3928@xxxxxx
>>> > "Nate" <Nate@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> > news:E0BD8AD7-1A69-4F0C-BCEE-70C23461FD4F@xxxxxx
>>> >> Windows Live Mail is a bug-ridden mess.
>>> >>
>>> >> Every time it downloads messages from gmail accounts, they are always
>>> >> duplicated in pairs.
>>> >
>>> > If your car engine seized up because you never put any oil in it
>>> > because
>>> > you couldn't find the oil filler cap, would you blame the car? Many
>>> > people
>>> > use IMAP with Gmail with no problems at all. Gmail's way of storing
>>> > messages is unique, and different from every other IMAP server's way
>>> > of
>>> > doing it. The WLMail developers have worked hard to make it possible
>>> > to
>>> > use the IMAP protocol with Gmail, so I can only assume that your
>>> > settings
>>> > need adjusting. Here are some things to check:
>>> >
>>> > 1. At [Tools >] Accounts > (Gmail account) > Properties > IMAP, is
>>> > the
>>> > root folder entered as [Gmail]?
>>> > 2. Is 'Check for new messages in all folders' selected? Try
>>> > deselecting
>>> > it.
>>> > 3. Is 'Store special folders on IMAP server' selected (so you can
>>> > see,
>>> > for example, messages sent from WLMail when you access Gmail via the
>>> > web)?
>>> > If so, do the boxes contain the same labels as you see in Gmail on the
>>> > web?
>>> > 4. You can see all the labels used on the server on the IMAP folders
>>> > tab.
>>> > You can also choose which ones to show. Do these fit with your
>>> > requirements
>>> >
>>> > That should get you a bit closer to making this work - like your
>>> > engine
>>> > would have done if you'd put some oil in it.
>>> > --
>>> > Noel
>>>
 

My Computer

#13
"Ildhund" <jnllb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:uXDw5kdHKHA.3928@xxxxxx

> "Nate" <Nate@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:E0BD8AD7-1A69-4F0C-BCEE-70C23461FD4F@xxxxxx

>> Windows Live Mail is a bug-ridden mess.
>>
>> Every time it downloads messages from gmail accounts, they are always
>> duplicated in pairs.
>
> If your car engine seized up because you never put any oil in it
> because you couldn't find the oil filler cap, would you blame the car?
> Many people use IMAP with Gmail with no problems at all. Gmail's way
> of storing messages is unique, and different from every other IMAP
> server's way of doing it. The WLMail developers have worked hard to
> make it possible to use the IMAP protocol with Gmail, so I can only
> assume that your settings need adjusting. Here are some things to
> check:
You could try the 710

--

Wisdom and experience come with age, they say, but I wish I could
remember the darn question
 

My Computer

G

Gary VanderMolen

#14
I like that analogy!
In the same way that the car manufacturer can't know what the customer's favorite
radio stations are, Microsoft can't know who the user's favorite mail provider is.

--
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/VanderMolen


"...winston" <winstonmvp@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:O$Mo2TjHKHA.1488@xxxxxx

>
> It more like deciding to use the radio about two years after the car purchase and realizing all your favorites stations weren't
> preset at the factory.. No different, set accordingly for your needs.
 

My Computer

W

...winston

#15
Hope may be eternal but mindreading is not.

Send feedback.

Feedback for WLM
=============
Web form
https://feedback.live.com/default.aspx?productkey=wlmaildesktop

Within WLM:
- WLM Menu/Help/Send Feedback


--
...winston
ms-mvp mail

"MHL" <booyakasha@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:9C63F358-C1CE-4019-B2ED-27AE002D3AE1@xxxxxx

> The next step....give the customer what they want before they ask for
> it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>
> "...winston" <winstonmvp@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:O$Mo2TjHKHA.1488@xxxxxx

>> No Msft updates released for WLM, nor has Imap changed in the last two
>> releases.
>>
>> It more like deciding to use the radio about two years after the car
>> purchase and realizing all your favorites stations weren't preset at the
>> factory.. No different, set accordingly for your needs.
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> ...winston
>> ms-mvp mail
>>
>> "Nate" <Nate@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:E65E1E95-7C10-497A-930E-E4ECA12EAB2F@xxxxxx

>>> Previously this was configured as per Microsoft's guidance. However, as
>>> you
>>> know, Microsoft is constantly doing "updates" behind the scenes, so at
>>> some
>>> point this all stopped working correctly.
>>>
>>> To continue with Noel's analogy, as snarky as it is, this would be the
>>> equivalent of taking your car in to have the taillight fixed.
>>> Unbeknownst to
>>> you Mirosoft changed the oil with a new type, and tuned the engine to
>>> only
>>> use premium gas. Of course you don't find about about this until weeks
>>> later
>>> and are confound as to whey something previously working is now a mess.
>>>
>>> "MHL" wrote:
>>>
>>>> Like my car when I bought it, it just worked. I have to change the oil
>>>> every
>>>> 5k, but that is normal.
>>>>
>>>> "Ildhund" <jnllb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>> news:uXDw5kdHKHA.3928@xxxxxx
>>>> > "Nate" <Nate@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>> > news:E0BD8AD7-1A69-4F0C-BCEE-70C23461FD4F@xxxxxx
>>>> >> Windows Live Mail is a bug-ridden mess.
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Every time it downloads messages from gmail accounts, they are always
>>>> >> duplicated in pairs.
>>>> >
>>>> > If your car engine seized up because you never put any oil in it
>>>> > because
>>>> > you couldn't find the oil filler cap, would you blame the car? Many
>>>> > people
>>>> > use IMAP with Gmail with no problems at all. Gmail's way of storing
>>>> > messages is unique, and different from every other IMAP server's way
>>>> > of
>>>> > doing it. The WLMail developers have worked hard to make it possible
>>>> > to
>>>> > use the IMAP protocol with Gmail, so I can only assume that your
>>>> > settings
>>>> > need adjusting. Here are some things to check:
>>>> >
>>>> > 1. At [Tools >] Accounts > (Gmail account) > Properties > IMAP, is
>>>> > the
>>>> > root folder entered as [Gmail]?
>>>> > 2. Is 'Check for new messages in all folders' selected? Try
>>>> > deselecting
>>>> > it.
>>>> > 3. Is 'Store special folders on IMAP server' selected (so you can
>>>> > see,
>>>> > for example, messages sent from WLMail when you access Gmail via the
>>>> > web)?
>>>> > If so, do the boxes contain the same labels as you see in Gmail on the
>>>> > web?
>>>> > 4. You can see all the labels used on the server on the IMAP folders
>>>> > tab.
>>>> > You can also choose which ones to show. Do these fit with your
>>>> > requirements
>>>> >
>>>> > That should get you a bit closer to making this work - like your
>>>> > engine
>>>> > would have done if you'd put some oil in it.
>>>> > --
>>>> > Noel
>>>>
 

My Computer

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 1, Guests: 0)