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win 7 live mail duplicate emails -43,000 of them!


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#1 dizzy blonde

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:12 AM

I am having a complete nightmare with now having over 43,000+ emails in my win live mail! I don't know why its happened, sadly I don't have that many friends! all I do know is that I have so many because I have many many duplicates of the same message! It hasn't added any other duplicates for a few weeks so prob has stopped but now I need to delete them!
I know that I can follow the normal deleting process, highlight all the duplicates and the un-highlight one copy to keep but I am going to be doing that forever, and when I have done this I keep getting the error 'message could not be deleted' but with so many highlighted to delete I have to go through them all one by one to find the problem message! :blink:
I have found available software but not for using with Windows live mail, I am more than happy to buy something if needs be but I just need to get rid of these messages!
It doesn't help that I am in a rush, a recent crash on my laptop was apparently caused by malware and I have been instructed to complete a full recovery! I can't backup 43000+ emails, I certainly don't want to import them all back again after the recovery!
Please, please, if someone can kindly share any pearls of wisdom with me, it would be so very much appreciated. I may be a 'dizzy blonde' at the moment, but I am turning in to a 'completely crazy' one if I have to keep trying to delete them the old 'delete' way! :crazy:
If there is nothing for win Live mail, is there a way I could move them all to another program and use one of the duplicate programs for that?
B) Thanks members, I don't have fantastic computer knowledge, but this is so annoying!! I'm not confident in some of the free software available, after my experience with malware attack I am even more unsure of what is safe!

Edited by hamluis, 29 October 2012 - 04:36 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Web Browsing/Email - Hamluis.


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#2 SleepyDude

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:48 PM

Hi,

Try with MailStore Home its free for personal use.
I recommend to install the program as Portable because it will be self contained in one folder easy to backup or move to another machine.

When you import (archive) the mail by default the program will ignore/remove all the duplicated messages.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:15 PM

Hi -
A couple of Quick questions -
Are the 43000+ emails all recent and legit type emails. or is there a lot of Spam included among this collection ??

Have you ever opened any Spam (Mr Mustafa from Africa) type emails recently and clicked on a link, in the emails that keep repeating ??
Are these all from Genuine contacts or do you get a lot of advertising email that keeps repeating ??
What Antivirus and Firewall programs do you use, and do you have any extra Antimalware programs installed ??

Thank You -




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