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Windows Live Mail Worm?

by jeffreyabigail / February 28, 2013 10:32 PM PST

For some reason, the e-mails in my inbox are multiplying. I have Malaware Bytes, which seems to stop it if I run the software. But if I don't run it, this "worm" can attack at any time. Windows 7.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: multiplying mails
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 28, 2013 10:34 PM PST

Is "leave mail on server" checked? Then uncheck it, unless you need it.

Kees

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by jeffreyabigail / February 28, 2013 11:33 PM PST
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Where is "leave mail on server" found.

But don't you think it's a good idea to leave mail on the server as a back-up?

Thanks.

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Re: leave mail on server
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 28, 2013 11:59 PM PST
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Let's see. A good hit on the first google page: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-networking/where-is-windows-live-mail-option-to-not-leave/5da32021-8863-4318-bb8e-71559c011a84

It depends if it's a good idea to leave mail on the server. It can have a maximum space, and when that's reached nobody can mail you any more. And it won't contain your outgoing mails. And it isn't organised in the same mail folders as you do with received mail. And it contains a lot of mails you deleted because they weren't interesting enough to keep.
So it might be better to have your own backup.

And it certainly is a bad idea if - for some unknown reason - the mail you leave there is coming again and again.

So it's worth a try to turn it off and see if new mail only comes once.

Kees

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