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Bob Newman
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      06-25-2007
Is there a setting where I can tell Vista mail not to delete mail from the
server after downloading it? Can I set a time frame for it to do so?

Thanks, Bob

 
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      06-25-2007
/Bob Newman/ said:
> Is there a setting where I can tell Vista mail not to delete mail from the
> server after downloading it? Can I set a time frame for it to do so?


Assuming that you are using Vista's WINDOWS MAIL...

TOOLS menu|ACCOUNTS

Select the POP 3 account, then click the PROPERTIES button.

Click the ADVANCED tab.

The choices are there. HELP has further information.
 
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Dave
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      06-25-2007
Yes.
Tools - Accounts - youraccount - Properties - Advanced
[x] Leave a copy of messages on server
[x] Remove from server after [ ] days



"Bob Newman" <> wrote in message
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> Is there a setting where I can tell Vista mail not to delete mail from the
> server after downloading it? Can I set a time frame for it to do so?
>
> Thanks, Bob


 
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Bob Newman
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      06-25-2007
Thanks. Is there any disadvantage to setting it for a longer time? (I'd
like them to still be there when I log on with my laptop).

Bob

<> wrote in message
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> /Bob Newman/ said:
>> Is there a setting where I can tell Vista mail not to delete mail from
>> the
>> server after downloading it? Can I set a time frame for it to do so?

>
> Assuming that you are using Vista's WINDOWS MAIL...
>
> TOOLS menu|ACCOUNTS
>
> Select the POP 3 account, then click the PROPERTIES button.
>
> Click the ADVANCED tab.
>
> The choices are there. HELP has further information.


 
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Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
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      06-26-2007
"Bob Newman" <> wrote in message
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> Thanks. Is there any disadvantage to setting it for a longer time? (I'd
> like them to still be there when I log on with my laptop).
>
> Bob
>
> <> wrote in message
> news:...
>> /Bob Newman/ said:
>>> Is there a setting where I can tell Vista mail not to delete mail from
>>> the
>>> server after downloading it? Can I set a time frame for it to do so?

>>
>> Assuming that you are using Vista's WINDOWS MAIL...
>>
>> TOOLS menu|ACCOUNTS
>>
>> Select the POP 3 account, then click the PROPERTIES button.
>>
>> Click the ADVANCED tab.
>>
>> The choices are there. HELP has further information.

>


They take up space. Your mail provider gives you a certain amount of space.
If that fills up you can no longer receive mail.

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Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
Do not send mail.

 
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R. C. White
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      06-26-2007
Hi, Bob.

Yes. The exact click sequence varies slightly, but in WLM, I click: Tools
| Accounts, then select the Account (if there are more than one), then
Properties | Advanced. Under Delivery, I check the box to Leave a copy of
messages on server, and then check Remove from server after ___ days, and
fill in the number of days (currently set to 14 days).

This is especially useful during transition periods, like now, moving from
WM to the WLM beta. WLM will not delete downloaded messages for 14 days.
So long as I run WM at least every couple of weeks and download all my mail
into the WM Message Store each time, my database there will be complete -
just in case anything goes wrong with the beta. When I'm confident that I
won't be running WM again, and that all the messages from that store are in
the WLM store, then I can delete the WM store when I delete that mail
client. And I'll probably shorten the removal time in WLM to about 5 days;
it's good to have at least a few days' buffer, just in case.

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX

Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail beta in Vista Ultimate x64)

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> server after downloading it? Can I set a time frame for it to do so?
>
> Thanks, Bob


 
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