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Originally Posted by ScottyDaQ
...If that doesn't work, contact your ISP and have them check their POP3 server. It sounds like it lost it's sync.
Is there another name this could be called I have searched and they can't locate it.
with calling your Internet Service Provider. The problem is almost certainly at their end.
UNLESS... you have a lot of mail storage ala
gmail, never completely erase anything, have the account added to Outlook, and all of your ancient email are from this account. It's barely possible that Outlook is opening the archive instead of the new mail file. So I suppose I should ask if you use an independent mail server (not your ISP), such as gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc., and either never delete of have a permanent archive; and if you have recently added any independent mail server accounts to Outlook.
If the answer is no. Good. Call your ISP. Describe what happened to you. Don't provide them any suggestions you learned here -- not to say they're not right. If anyone's going to say "POP," or "SMTP," let it be them. Most ISP techs are sitting in cubicles on another continent, reading from a notebook with a variety of scripts keyed to your ISP's email setup. If you're too suggestive, you'll confuse them.
If yes. We'll take it from there.
PS If you use email professionally, and you don't use gmail, you're nuts. R.