Outlook 2007 IMAP Bug

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Aakash Shah

I have been having a problem in Outlook 2007 where it sends read receipts for
IMAP messages even though I have explicitly indicated to "Never send a
response". After doing some reading, I found that this is a bug in Outlook
that has not been resolved yet and appears to plague Outlook 2010 too:
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/innovateonoffice/thread/82024df4-d5ec-4f89-b268-f824dc26c370

I wanted to know when a fix would be released for this since this poses a
problem for some of my personal accounts that I access via IMAP where
spammers are receiving read receipts for messages they have sent to me.

Thanks.
 
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VanguardLH

Aakash Shah wrote:

> I have been having a problem in Outlook 2007 where it sends read receipts for
> IMAP messages even though I have explicitly indicated to "Never send a
> response". After doing some reading, I found that this is a bug in Outlook
> that has not been resolved yet and appears to plague Outlook 2010 too:
> http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/innovateonoffice/thread/82024df4-d5ec-4f89-b268-f824dc26c370
>
> I wanted to know when a fix would be released for this since this poses a
> problem for some of my personal accounts that I access via IMAP where
> spammers are receiving read receipts for messages they have sent to me.
>
> Thanks.


Now you see why many recommend *not* using IMAP in any version of Outlook.
IMAP support has been so flaky in Outlook that I suspect the reason for the
ridiculously long delay for this fix is because they will have to overhaul
all their IMAP code. Even when an e-mail provider has both POP and IMAP
access methods, I always go for POP. In Outlook, IMAP is a no-no. The
problem isn't with the e-mail protocol. It's with how Microsoft implemented
it [badly] in Outlook.
 
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James Luo

Per my research, the bug has been fixed in build 12.0.6415.1000 (Outlook
2007 SP2)
Have you applied the SP to the problematic outlook client?

Workaround:
1. For those seeing this happening with Gmail and spam, a workaround is to
click tools then IMAP folders, then unsubscribe from gmail's spam folder
2. Mark the messages as read before deleting permanently deleting them

 
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