Due to the advanced and efficient features of MS Outlook almost every organization uses it for their official communication and so does ours. Yes, my organization too uses MS Outlook as email client for professional communication. As we all know this robust application, time to time launches its various versions which have some or the other better features than the previous one. And thus, upgrading MS Outlook to newer version is always advisable. Therefore, another day I upgraded my MS Outlook 2003 to MS Outlook 2007.
Though after upgrading I can now avail various new features of MS Outlook 2007 such as more intuitive user interface with various color options, attachment previewing, To-Do bar, but I was feeling that new look was working very slow. And after upgrade my MS Outlook was taking more than usual time to perform any task. However, while dealing with this problem I found a large number of duplicate mails in my Outlook mailbox. Since, I was quite aware of the fact that large numbers of huge sized emails with big attachments as well as duplicate emails make MS Outlook sluggish thus suddenly understood the reason for the decreased performance of it.
Worried, I searched over the internet the reasons for the duplicity of emails and probable ways to remove duplicate emails from MS Outlook. The causes which I found for the duplicity of emails are mentioned below:
- If we use the option to ‘Leave a copy of message on the server’ then there are high chances of duplicity of emails. Since, this option was not selected in my MS Outlook thus, I was quite sure that it is not the reason for my problem.
- Another reason could be download of emails twice from one or more POP3 servers but it is also not the case with me.
- We are bound to get duplicate emails when we import previous emails form the older PST. And since I have imported emails from an older PST file thus, got the exact reason for the duplicate emails in my MS Outlook account.
Further, in my search I found large number of third-party duplicate emails remover tools but the one which was highly recommended by the users is Outlook Duplicate Remover software. This software efficiently locates and removes all the duplicate emails and keeps the mailbox lighter and neat. Thus, helps preventing PST corruption due to oversize. Additionally, this reliable duplicate email remover software supports Outlook 2010, 2007, and 2003 and generates a log report which stores details of entire process. Therefore, in order to remove the duplicate emails, I purchased the license of this stalwart software which bears a minimal cost and removed all the duplicate mails from my MS Outlook 2007 mailbox.
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Author of this post is a data recovery expert and also a technical writer. She is currently writing articles on various topics like Outlook PST repair, fixing Exchange server issues, how to convert OST to PST file, and more.