Fun with Mail 1.3 the triple play trick

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JamesBillions7, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. JamesBillions7 macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2009
    OK. I'm having fun.
    I use comcast for my email/internet.
    I set up three separate accounts each using the same return mail server:, but with separate smtp account names, password etc.

    No matter what smtp setting i use to send mail, i get 3 duplicate emails when anyone replies to my message.

    If I get a new message from someone the same thing happens. 3 duplicate messages.

    What can I do to rectify this situation.

    Comcast Keeps asking for my passwords, over & over again.

  2. JamesBillions7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2009
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Are you sure that the three accounts aren't sharing email? That is, when you log into one of the accounts via Comcast's webmail, do you only see the mail from that specific account, not the other two?

    I ask because what you're describing should work, and I actually don't see how it would be duplicating incoming mail otherwise. I run a very similar setup at home and have never had issues.

    That said, it sounds like you're running OSX 10.3; if upgrading to 10.4 is at all an option (with the included update to Mail v2), it might be worth it, as Mail 2 is much more robust than earlier versions.
  4. JamesBillions7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2009
    Thanks Makosuke,
    I don't use comcast's webmail. As you suggest that just as a test?

    What really bugs me is I keep getting asked for my passwords. Sometime
    6-9 times throughout the day. Is this a Mac Mail issue or a Comcast problem.

    I call comcast & they blame it on MacMail.

    I find it strange that I get three messages anytime someone emails me.
    I sent out to some friends a test 1,2,3 email, each from my separate comcast account & they received them from the different addresses.

    Wish I understood MacMail more.
    I am searching for the Tiger disks to upgrade as we speak.


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