How to prevent large files from downloading in Microsoft outlook

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How do I stop a 50.5kb file from trying to download to my Microsoft Outlook account when I don't want it. Its going to take all day, and stop me from viewing other essential emails for work.

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About the only way is to telnet to the mail server on port 110 and log in to the mailbox. Then type list and press enter. Find the one with the large size and get the number before the size. Type dele ? where ? is the number of the message and press enter. This will delete the message from the mail server.

A 50k message shouldn’t take more than a few seconds to download, unless you have a very slow network connection.

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  • Drummerlad
    In outlook 2007: Choose Tools – Options – select the Mail Setup tab click the Send/Receive rectangular button – select the group on the left, then select the Edit button. By default, “Download complete item including attachments” is selected, but you can change the settings to Download only headers for items larger than X“ Pick the size you’re willing to tolerate for X, and save. In outlook 2010: File, Options, Advanced, Send/Recieve. Now click on the Send/Receive button and follow the instructions above.
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