For the last week, each time I send out an email using Outlook express Version 6 running Windows XP my emails multiplies by 30 plus upto anything like 60 something times. This only happens if I attach files such as jpeg, zips, docs etc. The recipiant of my email can not open the attachment properly, for instance my .doc file has an extra extension i.e myfile.doc.dat and so on.
When I send emails without attachments this problem does not occur, so I am at a loss as to why this has suddenly happened and I have sent the same attachments perfectly OK before.
The recipient also receives the large number of emails which is very frustrating as this fills up their in box quickly and I get the same amount of messages saying it fails to deliver to recipient but some of them do get through.
I have performed a full antivirus scan and have downloaded the latest live updates for this. I have checked my settings for OE and I have also tried sending my emails with the Norton firewall and antivirus disabled in case it was that which is causing this. Please help as I can not use my email to send anything that needs an attachment.
Thanks, I have done that and its still doing the same thing. What does the longer timeout do or what do you think is causing the multiple emails to be created? do I need much longer timeout that 5 minutes?
Thanks for both advice, I did the reinstall and still not working. I then abandoned and uninstalled OE and have installed Outlook instead, it gives me the same result multiplying with attachments. So I am going to trying changing the Virus software later on to see if it works. Will keep you posted.
Well its like a needle in a haystack and have tried uninstalling Norton and installing the Grisoft antivirus. I am afraid nothing is working to stop the emails from duplicating. Anyone out there with more info? Thanks very much much ....
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