Had an odd one today, would welcome any observations. I am using Outlook and XP Pro. When I sent for my email today, I watch (fascinated and sad) the little envelopes crossing the screen and the little blue numbers appear in the left hand pane against the inbox folder (I have the calendar view selected)... here they come one...little pause....two; and then end of delivery and the number changes from 2 emails received back to 1. I check..There is just one email. What has happened to the other? is it some sinister bit of devilment about to invade my machine? where did it go? why did it come? It is not in the delete folder or any other folder in Outlook. It is defunct, dead, an ex email. Anyone else experienced this phenomenon or have any ideas? PS I am out and about today so may not respond to replies immediately. I will get back to you ,however.
VoG™: Yes there are some to direct specific mail to specific folders - I have checked all these and there is nothing new in them. Also junk mail gets sent to the delete folder. In the past this junk shows in the delete folder awaiting to be dumped.
Wee eddie: I use Norton AV, but also my ISP is BT and Yahoo traps and diverts most spam before it is ever downloaded. Would Norton delete something without messaging me? It usually indicates if it has sorted out something nasty.
Thank you for your responsesand thanks Richard for moving it to the correct forum
thanks - you must have posted whilst I was composing my response. I do not have an Anti-spam folder in Outlook. As I said to VoG I direct it to the delete folder. Maybe it is rubbish that is just being dealt with super efficiently. It is just that I have never before noticed email arrive which I have, subsequently, been unable to read
In Outlook Shortcuts I have a Norton Anti Spam Folder. This allows me to check my, so called, Spam before it is Deleted on my instruction.
I turned my BT Spam minder off when it failed to recognise the difference between a genuine mail from Paypal and the Spam version. That nearly caused a big upset. As I am on broadband downloading spam takes very little time, Norton mis-sorts a bit as the writers come up with new ideas for tags but it separated all the latest Barclay's hoaxes.
OK wee eddie, thanks for that.I have all the anti Adware spyware and Virus software up to date and running, so I don,t feel too paranoid (altho', actually, they ARE all out to get me) so I'll tick this as resolved and only get anxious if it happens frequently. Thanks everyone.
Yes I am inspecting yahoo spam, and I have just 1 address that seems to gather this junk. It does not have valid stuff in it, altho' I do check it regularly. You are right about its being unsolved, are you saying I should do a search for an anti-spam folder