Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Delete Email from Server using Outlook 2010

06 May 2012   #1
steve-pressman

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


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
06 May 2012   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 May 2012   #3
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Deleting messages on server when read on a POP3 account:

1. Open Account Settings:

Delete Email from Server using Outlook 2010-ol_1.png

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

Delete Email from Server using Outlook 2010-ol_2.png

3. Click More Settings:

Delete Email from Server using Outlook 2010-ol_3.png

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

Delete Email from Server using Outlook 2010-ol_4.png

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

Kari


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

06 May 2012   #4
steve-pressman

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 May 2012   #5
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Good to hear you got it working as you wanted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 May 2012   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

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

My email setup is too complicated for my own good
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Sep 2014   #7
Pendaws

Win7 SP1 + Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I know it's an old post but, thanks VERY much Kari for this wonderful post.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Sep 2014   #8
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

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 .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Delete Email from Server using Outlook 2010




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Permanently delete email from gmail with outlook 2010
Hi there I've got a GMAIL account which I access via OUTLOOK 2010 (IMAP) I've googled for this but the solution doesn't work --there's there's no TRASH folder under GMAIL. How though do you delete PERMANENTLY Email -- If you delete it from the BIN folder it goes to Deleted folder -- if...
Microsoft Office
How to delete email messages on the server!
In Windows Live Mail, > Account> Properties> Advanced Tab there is, under "Delivery", the choice of how to deal with messages on the sever. This is for a POP 3 account. However this facility is missing for a IMAP account. It looks as if with an IMAP account you need to attend to the server...
Browsers & Mail
Outlook 2010 - Missing Delete From Server Information
Hi I have setup an email address to open up in Outlook 2010. My host provider has asked that I set it up so that emails can be deleted from server after x amount of days. Unfortunately, unlike on my other laptops, I cannot find this option. I have gone into Advanced Settings etc but it...
Microsoft Office
Outlook 2010 New Email
When I select 'New Email' (to create a new e-mail) or "Reply" the template does not come up on the screen. When I go to the task bar I can see the templates but they won't appear on the screen. :( Please help! George Forsa number removed
Browsers & Mail
Cannot preview email in Outlook 2010
For some reason when I have the view set to preview the right side where the preview email is supposed to be is blank....all I have is a list of the emails on the left. Anyone else have this problem?
Microsoft Office
Outlook 2010 and IMAP - DELETE Does DELETE
Hi there Be careful with IMAP and Outlook 2010 as the DELETE really does DELETE stuff off the server. In Outlook 2007 you got a line through the items and had to do EDIT==>PURGE to delete stuff off the server so be careful if you really DON'T want to physically delete mail from the server when...
Microsoft Office


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:02.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App