Ghost mail in Hotmail

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  1. Canuckgal

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    I have a secondary email account through hotmail. A couple of weeks ago I started seeing an unopened piece of mail in my inbox. I moved everything else to other folders and then tried deleting anything. No change. Nothing on my iPhone when I look at my hotmail account.

    Now I have two ghost emails.

    Any ideas what these are or how to get rid of them?
     
  2. scifan57

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    Have you tried deleting the account from your iPad, then re-installing it.
     
  3. Canuckgal

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    I haven't. Honestly, I'm not sure if I know how to reset it after I delete it.
     
  4. Canuckgal

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    I will do this after I research passwords, etc.

    Is there any chance that this ghost could be a security issue?
     
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    It's not very likely there are any security issues here.
     
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    In case removing the account from your iPad and setting it up again doesn't help getting rid of the ghost emails, try logging in to the account using a browser. Maybe you'll find them that way.
     
  7. Canuckgal

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    Thanks. I deleted the account from the iPad (after I found my password). That did the trick.
     
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    Two days later and I have another one of these ghost emails. Any idea why this is happening?
     

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