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Windows 7: Delete Email from Server using Outlook 2010

06 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 
Delete Email from Server using Outlook 2010

Hi Guys is it possible to set up my Outlook 2010 to delete my email from the server once I have downloaded and read them ?

Many thanks

Steve


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06 May 2012   #2

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Yes, you can delete email from the server using Outlook 2010.

Exactly how can depend on:
What type of email account(s) you have such as IMAP, POP3, ...
Who the email provider(s) are such as Gmail, Hotmail, ...
How you want your email saved...
I'm assuming this is for Home email and you installed, configure, and control Outlook.

If this is for any Work email account(s) where Outlook is controlled by "Corp. policy / Email administrator" that can make a difference.
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06 May 2012   #3

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Deleting messages on server when read on a POP3 account:

1. Open Account Settings:

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2. Select the account you want to edit, click Change:

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3. Click More Settings:

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4. On Advanced tab, unselect Leave a copy of the messages on the server, click OK to save settings:

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Now all new email messages are deleted from the server as soon as Outlook has received them.

Kari


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06 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Many thanks Kari that did the trick just fine I should have known that myself Ha Ha getting lazy in my old age. !!

Regards

Steve
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06 May 2012   #5

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Good to hear you got it working as you wanted.
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06 May 2012   #6

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Glad to see you have it fixed with a simple POP3 setting.

My email setup is too complicated for my own good
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1 Week Ago   #7

Win7 SP1 + Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I know it's an old post but, thanks VERY much Kari for this wonderful post.
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1 Week Ago   #8

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pendaws View Post
I know it's an old post but, thanks VERY much Kari for this wonderful post.
You are welcome. A thank you never expires, it is always nice .
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