I want to know whether livemail Desktop download mail to my hard disk.

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Alan, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Alan

    Alan Guest

    Dear Sir,

    I installed the live mail desktop into my laptop, and setup it as the
    hotmail client. It can be used properly. But, I want to know whether the
    live mail desktop download mail to my hard disk, and delete the mails at the
    server side at the same time. If my laptop crashes, and I have to reinstall
    the windows XP operation system, everything, including emails, will be
    deleted. After the system is reinstalled, can I synchronize emails,
    including all the old emails, with the hotmail server? Thank you.

    Best regards,

    Alan, Jun 16, 2008
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  2. Alan

    Ildhund Guest

    That's the way it works with Hotmail (and IMAP accounts); your
    messages will be stored both on the server and locally. You can do
    this with POP accounts as well, by selecting "Leave a copy of
    messages on server" at Tools > Accounts > [account] > Properties >
    Ildhund, Jun 16, 2008
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    Ron Sommer Guest

    Received and sent emails will be stored on the server with Hotmail (and IMAP
    Only received emails can be saved on pop servers, plus there is a limit to
    the amount of storage.
    Ron Sommer, Jun 16, 2008
  4. Alan

    ...winston Guest

    To add.
    Mails deleted locally in WLM or via the Hotmail interface will be deleted from both after the next syncrhonization.
    After a XP reinstall, only messages remaining on the remote Hotmail server will synchronize with the local client.

    Consider backing up your mail if you desire to retain a copy and delete the original.

    How to Backup Windows Live Mail Accounts, Contacts and Messages

    One might also consider backing up the Windows Live Mail msi installation file for later use to reinstall WLM.

    Windows Live Applications MSI Installation Files
    ...winston, Jun 16, 2008
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