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Windows 7: Outlook doesnt delete email, only draws a line thru it?


02 Dec 2009   #21

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Try just doing a purge on the Inbox - the first option in the "Edit > Purge" list.

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02 Dec 2009   #22

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clunkfish View Post
Try just doing a purge on the Inbox - the first option in the "Edit > Purge" list.
It still draws a line through it, but then after a little while it will delete it?

Thats not right still, it should delete the second I hit delete.
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02 Dec 2009   #23

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Hmmm. It sounds like everything's working OK, just very slow. Is your internet generally slow, opening websites and so on?

If you ping your IMAP server (the name of which will be in Tools > Account Settings..., then highlight the name of the account and click on "Change..." just above it, then write down what is in the box next to Incoming mail server), you can see if it is just generally slow or if your Outlook setup is specifically to blame. You can ping it by opening a command prompt window then typing "ping" and a space followed by the name of the incoming server. (When I do this for my server, I get a minimum ping of 37 ms and a maximum of 44 ms, average 37 ms, and it is very quick and responsive to use.)
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02 Dec 2009   #24

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Outlook is still only drawing a line through stuff & not deleting it. I dont think its delayed either, it should delete them instantly.

I think there is a box we are leaving checked/unchecked?
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03 Dec 2009   #25

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

What is the name of your IMAP server?
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03 Dec 2009   #26

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clunkfish View Post
What is the name of your IMAP server?
Uhh what to you mean?

I have godaddy for the domains/emails

Incoming mail server is

imap.secureserver.net

But the emails still arent fully deleting just drawing a hash line.
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03 Dec 2009   #27

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Ahh this was the step I was missing...

you can change the view of an IMAP folder so that items marked for deletion do not appear. On the View menu, point to Current View, and then click Hide Messages Marked for Deletion. If you are using the Reading Pane, you must turn it back on after using this command. On the View menu, point to Reading Pane, and then click Right or Bottom.
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03 Dec 2009   #28

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

The ping on your IMAP server is fine so I suspect the problem is at your end.

Hiding messages marked for deletion will provide a temporary fix but isn't curing the problem - your inbox will still gradually fill up with messages, even though you can't see them, slowing matters down even further.

To sort this out further would require some hands-on with your PC. If you want me to try that, and of course I realise you may not want to take that risk, you can install an excellent piece of free software called TeamViewer (www.teamviewer.com). That would allow me to control your PC remotely while you watch. We could then set up a convenient time to have a go at finding a proper fix. Let me know if you want to try that.
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04 Dec 2009   #29

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clunkfish View Post
The ping on your IMAP server is fine so I suspect the problem is at your end.

Hiding messages marked for deletion will provide a temporary fix but isn't curing the problem - your inbox will still gradually fill up with messages, even though you can't see them, slowing matters down even further.

To sort this out further would require some hands-on with your PC. If you want me to try that, and of course I realise you may not want to take that risk, you can install an excellent piece of free software called TeamViewer (www.teamviewer.com). That would allow me to control your PC remotely while you watch. We could then set up a convenient time to have a go at finding a proper fix. Let me know if you want to try that.
hmm. what if we did a screen share through skype or something and you walked me through it?
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04 Dec 2009   #30

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
hmm. what if we did a screen share through skype or something and you walked me through it?
Well that's pretty much what TeamViewer does. I have used it quite a bit and it is safe and stable. You can set a password, tell me it to let me in, close the session any time you want to, and change the password so I can't get unauthorised access once we're done. I haven't used Skype and I'm not set up to do it.

It's up to you and I realise you might not want to trust me - all I can say is I have got loads of useful advice from this forum and am happy to do what I can to help someone else . You will retain full control and any time you think I might be doing something you don't like or trust, you can immediately break the connection. Over to you.
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