Additional Workaround Option though it isn't perfect
by muddinyota - 6/1/11 3:09 PM
In Reply to: Workaround found by nealmiller1
I have been researching this topic for the last 3 months looking for a free solution. Outlook 2003 came out with a hotfix (included in SP2 I think) that fixed this issue, but 2007 does not have a fix yet that I can find. I just recently switched to a MacBook and have Outlook 2010. This version does not have the duplicate email issue.
Anyways, my wife is still on Outlook 2007 (PC) with messages being pulled from her POP3 MSN/Live account. This is on her work computer so she doesn't ever bring it home. Because of the duplicate issue, I have the "leave on server" option unchecked, but then Outlook pulls all messages off the server. She was unable to see any messages on her computer at home or her smart phone.
My solution: I created a new Live email account for her (the existing account being firstname.lastname@example.org and the new one being email@example.com) and forwarded emails from her first account to this new account. I set up the new email on her smart phone and home computer and now she can see all her emails at both locations. The only difference in the email address is the "2" so it isn't a big deal if she replies from that one. I am not sure about other POP3 providers, but with MSN forwarded messages between accounts with the same "domain" (i.e. msn.com, live.com, hotmail.com) show up normally and not with fwd:xxxxx in the subject line. It looks as though it came straight from the sender to that account even though it was forwarded.
The only issue would be if someone responded to her firstname.lastname@example.org account because she wouldn't see it on her work machine, but she carries her smart phone everywhere so she would be able to see it and respond on there if need be.
It isn't perfect, but it was an easy and free option that works. Regardless Microsoft needs to release a fix like they did for 2003.
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