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IMAP eMails will not be deleted on server

 
 
Roland Schweiger
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      04-24-2013
This might not be a problem of Windows Live Mail but just incase
someone else experiences this:

A few of my eMail accounts are IMAP with the German providers GMX and
web.de - both allow eMail access either via pop3 or IMAP, i prefer
IMAP because i use the same accounts on multiple machines.
Everything works and sync between the machines is ok.

But when deleting the mails and emptying the "deleted items" folder
(which i had to revert to "Gelöschte Objekte" because this is the
system folder name in the German provider),
WLM correctly shows that everything is deleted but when i log in with
the webmailer, all messages are still there - they are all marked as
read, but they will not delete.

Is this a problem of the provider or could it be a WLM problem?

The only thing i found in WLM under "Maintainance" is "permanently
delete imap messages when leaving the folder" (my rough translation of
the German WLM) - this is set,
still the problem occurs.

When logging in via the webmail interface of the provider, messages in
the inbox remain, and also in the "deleted items" -
but the syncing between my computers is ok : when i delete all
messages in the inbox of one machine, they correctly dissappear on the
other machine too, just, they remain on the server.

Any ideas?

greetings

Roland Schweiger

 
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