I deleted the .dbx file mentioned in the link (from Santos). OE then creates a new file with the same name, when its opened again, so NO harm done. Am waiting to see whether I get any more duplicates or not. Thanks David
i use the free version of mailwasher,you can delete all your extra copies of your e-mails and also you can use it as a filter for letting through sites you want.saves loads of spam cluttering up your in box.