deleted mail account before deleted inbox, etc

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by stevemalee, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. stevemalee

    stevemalee Guest

    How do I delete all the messages in the windows mail list after I have
    deleted the email account?
    stevemalee, Jul 9, 2008
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  2. Select a folder like Inbox. Select All (Ctrl+A) which will highlight all the messages
    in that folder. Then click Delete on the toolbar or press the Delete key. Do this
    one folder at a time. System folders like Inbox cannot be deleted. Custom
    (user-created) folders can be deleted with all emails still inside.
    Gary VanderMolen, Jul 9, 2008
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  3. stevemalee

    stevemalee Guest

    Thanks, I did try what you suggested, and it did not work, but tried again
    and it did work.

    I want to complete REMOVE the email program from windows mail. I want to
    use windows mail only for newsgroups.

    How do I get rid of the local folders and all the sub folders ?

    What you suggested for the inbox, etc. does not work to get rid of the mail
    account program.

    Thanks again for your help
    stevemalee, Jul 9, 2008
  4. You can remove email accounts: Tools, Accounts, select the account,
    then click Remove.

    Any folders that *you* created you should be able to right-click on,
    and one of the options will be Delete. It is not possible to delete
    folders that were created by Windows Mail.

    You cannot completely remove the email portion of Windows Mail.
    It is considered to be part of the operating system, and as such,
    those files are protected from deletion.
    Gary VanderMolen, Jul 10, 2008
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