Windows Mail stole my mail from the server..

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Patto, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Patto

    Patto Guest


    I have a mail account at When I added my account to Windows
    Mail, it took all the mails from my server account.. Now my inbox in the
    server account is emtpy... I don't know if Outlook the same thing, but I
    doubt it... Anyways my question is;

    How can I both keep my mails at my server account and Outlook (and Windows
    Mail if possible) at the same time?
    Patto, Nov 20, 2007
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  2. Patto

    Guest Guest

    Click on Tools, Accounts, your email account, Properties, and Advanced.
    If there's no check mark in the box before Leave a copy of messages on
    the server, click on this box, click on one of the times to delete the
    then click on Apply. Click on OK and then Close.
    Guest, Nov 20, 2007
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  3. Patto

    Oppie Guest

    Robert Miles just nicely wrote that:

    Click on Tools, then Accounts, then your email account, then Properties,
    then Advanced. If there's no check mark in the box before Leave a
    copy of messages on the server, click on this box. If there's no check
    mark in the box before Remove from server when deleted from
    'Deleted Items', click on this box. Click on Apply, then OK, then

    Default operation of most any mail client (in POP3) is to download all
    messages from the server. Once that happens, the server is empty and you
    only have a local copy of the messages. For those of us that need to access
    mail from many locations, it is necessary to keep the messages on the server
    and then manually delete them from the server somehow.

    Options are to use IMAP protocol as an option to POP3. Not all servers
    handle IMAP though. Easiest is to use POP3 (the default protocol) and set up
    the advanced properties tab to keep messages on the server.
    Third option is to use webmail only - This is better than nothing but
    difficult to navigate.

    Hope this helps,
    Oppie, Nov 20, 2007
  4. Patto

    Anne M Guest


    I have a similar problem.

    My mail settings are clearly set to save a copy on the server.
    However, last weekend, all my emails for Saturday, 17 Nov and Sunday, 18
    Nov were cleared off the server but all those dated up to Friday, 16 Nov
    stayed, Yesterday, Tuesday, 20 Nov everything was wiped - bizzare.

    My firewall / virus checker is McAfee but my ISP and others are
    suggesting there is a bug in Windows Mail.

    What do you think?

    Thanks and regards

    Anne M, Nov 21, 2007
  5. I think your ISP is feeding you a line of bull, so you'll go away
    and get out of their hair. Put them on the spot, have them give
    you the URL that documents this so-called Windows Mail bug!

    I have never heard of Windows Mail behaving this way.
    It is much more likely that the mail server had a hiccup.
    Gary VanderMolen, Nov 21, 2007
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