How To Stop Outlook Download Old Emails

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Summary:
Your Outlook is downloading tons of old emails resulting in many duplicate emails. If so, you should check this out. This happened several times to me before I realised how to fix this.


Content:

Normally this happens when POP protocol is enabled. What you should do is to set from what time POP should be enabled on your email account.

I'm showing the steps in Gmail below and they could be used for other types of emails such as Hotmail:
1) Sign in your Gmail online
2) Choose "Setting" from the right corner
3) Select the tab "Forwarding and POP/IMAP"
4) In the "POP Download" section, choose the option "Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on".







Doing this stops Outlook or any email clients from downloading old emails. Rather they will download emails from the date you select the option in step 4

 
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