I have my Gmail account set up to download from another account, e.g. my Virginmedia Mail and all of a sudden it's started downloading all the e-mails from my Blueyonder account which has got 47000 or so in there. Unsure why it's suddenly started happening? I can't find any settings for POP3 in the Virginmedia Webmail, is something happening on the Virginmedia Mail side or is it a Gmail issue?
I believe that once the e-mail has been downloaded via POP3 that it would be flagged to not download it again so it's like that has been reset to download them all again?
Thanks Graham, it's annoying as it was perfectly fine for years and years before this weekend. Something Saturday evening 'reset' the POP3 mail retrieval to download all messages. I hoped I'd find something like this:
Not sure what to do now. The reason I used the account import feature in Gmail was to have the added spam filtering as although it has improved now years ago on my blueyonder account I had tons of spam e-mail in my inbox. Everytime I try reinstating it in Gmail now it downloads 200 e-mails evern 5 minutes including it seems the content of the spam folder as I first noticed a load of spam e-mails come into my Gmail inbox. I've had the Gmail account for almost 10 years with it set up to import new e-mails from my blueyonder account and it's been great.
It shows 66000 e-mails left to download into Gmail, all of which have already imported so imagine a nightmare of duplicate e-mails. Is it best to give up and access both accounts individually or try again at some point and hope that whatever got broken might get fixed by the admins?
Thanks Howard, it is a shame it worked fine up until Saturday evening for me but it seems the autoforward method I've applied is working the same now. Just a bit annoyed that by the time I noticed the issue (thankfully I caught it quite quickly) it had downloaded a thousand or so old e-mails into my Gmail account. My Gmail spam folder went from a few unread e-mails to around 7000 unread messages in a short period of time as I think Gmail may have reacted as such owing to the e-mails coming in dated 2018 and before...
If you use autoforward then remember that you need to directly access your VM accounts every 90 days or so to keep the accounts alive. Failure to access risks VM deactivating the addresses and the whole thing will fall over.
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