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Entourage Emails Keep Flooding in after deletion

by personalcarshopper / March 2, 2014 3:21 AM PST

I am running Office for Mac 2008 and using OS X 10.9.2.

Our email provider is through AT&T/Yahoo.

We have a continuing problem in that even after we have downloaded email, read it, and deleted it suddenly we will see that 600 emails are being downloaded.

We also have iPhones and do not have this problem, so I'm assuming that leads to a conclusion that it is not an AT&T issue.

As a result several times a day I go to AT&T and delete the emails from the server, both in the inbox and SPAM, that I've already downloaded. The ultra weird thing that happens is that I will still get a batch downloaded even through I've seemingly deleted everything from the AT&T/Yahoo server.

It has been suggested in the past that I switch from POP to IMAP. Is that possible and would it likely fix the problem?

I'd be happy to upgrade to a newer version of Office is that will help, but I don't need the upgrade for any other reason.

Thanks for any assistance.


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changing to iMap is possible,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 2, 2014 5:41 AM PST

check with your AT&T help line for details of what the settings should be in your area.


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Write iMap ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 2, 2014 5:55 AM PST

(like iPhone and iPad and iPod and iCloud) is a sure sign of having seen too much Apple recently. For the e-mail protocol one commonly writes IMAP:

iMap (if anything) could be the Apple variant of Google Maps. All I remember about that (but I've got no Apple stuff, so I might be prejudiced) is that it wasn't a success.


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There's also Imap.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 2, 2014 5:57 AM PST
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(NT) Are you working with Walter again?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2014 8:57 AM PST
In reply to: There's also Imap.
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