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Each time I check my email, My Mac keeps downloading old messages that have already been downloaded. How can I correct this problem?

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how are you accessing the email account POP/SMTP or IMAP? what amil program are you using, mail.app? –  Stu Wilson Feb 16 '12 at 10:48
Which app (Mail?), what kind of account (Gmail, Yahoo, ...?) –  Loïc Wolff Feb 16 '12 at 10:49

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