delete mail from server option?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Bob Newman, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Bob Newman

    Bob Newman Guest

    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
     
    Bob Newman, Jun 25, 2007
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  2. Bob Newman

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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.
     
    , Jun 25, 2007
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  3. Bob Newman

    Dave Guest

    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
     
    Dave, Jun 25, 2007
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  4. Bob Newman

    Bob Newman Guest

    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.
     
    Bob Newman, Jun 25, 2007
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  5. "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.

    --
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
    Do not send mail.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Jun 26, 2007
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  6. Bob Newman

    R. C. White Guest

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

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

    "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
     
    R. C. White, Jun 26, 2007
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