Why do I keep downloading the same emails over and over?

If you find you are never downloading all of the intended emails when you POP your account, this normally means one of two things:

  1. There is a corrupt email in your inbox causing the end-to-end communication between your computer and the mail server to never successfully complete the process
  2. A very large email is creating a bottle neck and your email client is timing out at the same spot and never completing the process

The easiest way to see what is really happening is to log into your webmail interface and take a look at what is waiting on the server. At this point you can see if any emails have large attachments and download them directly to you desktop. You can then delete the email and resolve the issue with you mail client.