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Windows 7: Outlook 2010 IMAP - Delete is different to 2007

05 May 2010   #1

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
Outlook 2010 IMAP - Delete is different to 2007

Hi all
Note to you guys with IMAP and Outlook 2010.

When you DELETE now it works similar to POP3 -- the delete mail now gets moved to the DELETED folder in the IMAP folder which you then delete via the DELETE option in the menu or right mouse click on the item in the folder view.

On Outlook 2007 the item had a LINE through it which you then deleted via PURGE.

I think I prefer the newer method -- but beware if you run more than one computer as DELETE now really does mean DELETE and the item will appear in the deleted items folder.

If you have one computer with Outlook 2007 and another with Outlook 2010 you won't be able to see or DELETE the items in Outlook 2007 if you deleted them in Outlook 2010.

I don't think it's a real problem -- but just be aware of the differences in how the two releases work. (IMAP only -- POP3 works just like it did before)


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27 Jul 2011   #2

Win7 Ultimate x64

I have just the opposite issue. Outlook 2010 eliminates messages from my list as soon as I delete them (and sends them to the appropriate folder, where I can still find them before purging). Is there any way I can get 2010 to act like 2007 and strikeout the deleted messages until I elect to purge them? None of my attempted manipulations under Account Settings has accomplished this end.
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27 Jul 2011   #3

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server

Hi there
In Office 2010 Outlook you won't get the underlined / strike through details like Office 2007 - however the stuff gets moved to the TRASH folder where you can delete (empty trash folder) or not as you require.

IMO I think this method is preferable to the 2007 Outlook mechanism of deleting emails.

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27 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu

Check out the advanced settings on the account ....

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this options makes things work as 2007 (on gmail anyway)

select the way I show for the 2010 way, the opposite selection of the two items at the bottom will revert things to 2007 way

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29 Jul 2011   #5

Win7 Ultimate x64

Tried that, thanks. Doesn't make a difference:

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