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Cannot delete mail in INBOX, -- Windows Live Mail, IMAP

  1. #1


    Peng Guest

    Cannot delete mail in INBOX, -- Windows Live Mail, IMAP

    I like WLMail very much because its simple and easy to use and eye candy UI.
    I have been using it for a while. But there is a annoying problem just
    keeping bothering me. Whenever I delete a message in INBOX, not only a copy
    of the email is sent to DELETED ITEMS but also the same message reappears in
    the INBOX. If I check the status of the email in the INBOX by another mail
    client, I will find that the email is not deleted. I knew that I can uncheck
    "Use Deleted Items folder..." in the option menu. But the problem of doing
    that is the deleted email will not be saved, which is not what I want. I want
    all deleted email sent to DELETED ITEMS folder and then I can deleted them
    later when I am sure they are no longer useful. Recently I found a way to
    kind of walk around the problem. Intead of deleting email every time, I can
    move (by dragging the email) to the DELETED ITEMS. But as you can see, this
    is not a permenent solution.

    The similar thing happens to the JUNK mail also. When there is a mail
    detected by WLMail as JUNK mail, the WLMail will copy the mail to the JUNK
    mail folder indead of moving it to the folder.

    In the past, I used Thunderbird and it didn't have this kind of problem. So
    I am pretty sure it's not caused by the setting of the server.

    Other than this glitch, all others seems to be fine. I shall also mention
    that I am using IMAP to receive emails.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Ron Sommer Guest

    Re: Cannot delete mail in INBOX, -- Windows Live Mail, IMAP

    Is this a pop account or Hotmail?
    --
    Ronald Sommer

    "Peng" <Peng@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:B94417FA-E4EE-43FC-AC79-6CA86D2CAE22@xxxxxx

    > I like WLMail very much because its simple and easy to use and eye candy
    > UI.
    > I have been using it for a while. But there is a annoying problem just
    > keeping bothering me. Whenever I delete a message in INBOX, not only a
    > copy
    > of the email is sent to DELETED ITEMS but also the same message reappears
    > in
    > the INBOX. If I check the status of the email in the INBOX by another mail
    > client, I will find that the email is not deleted. I knew that I can
    > uncheck
    > "Use Deleted Items folder..." in the option menu. But the problem of doing
    > that is the deleted email will not be saved, which is not what I want. I
    > want
    > all deleted email sent to DELETED ITEMS folder and then I can deleted them
    > later when I am sure they are no longer useful. Recently I found a way to
    > kind of walk around the problem. Intead of deleting email every time, I
    > can
    > move (by dragging the email) to the DELETED ITEMS. But as you can see,
    > this
    > is not a permenent solution.
    >
    > The similar thing happens to the JUNK mail also. When there is a mail
    > detected by WLMail as JUNK mail, the WLMail will copy the mail to the JUNK
    > mail folder indead of moving it to the folder.
    >
    > In the past, I used Thunderbird and it didn't have this kind of problem.
    > So
    > I am pretty sure it's not caused by the setting of the server.
    >
    > Other than this glitch, all others seems to be fine. I shall also mention
    > that I am using IMAP to receive emails.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Peng Guest

    Re: Cannot delete mail in INBOX, -- Windows Live Mail, IMAP

    It's a IMAP account from my school.


    "Ron Sommer" wrote:

    > Is this a pop account or Hotmail?
    > --
    > Ronald Sommer
    >
    > "Peng" <Peng@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:B94417FA-E4EE-43FC-AC79-6CA86D2CAE22@xxxxxx

    > > I like WLMail very much because its simple and easy to use and eye candy
    > > UI.
    > > I have been using it for a while. But there is a annoying problem just
    > > keeping bothering me. Whenever I delete a message in INBOX, not only a
    > > copy
    > > of the email is sent to DELETED ITEMS but also the same message reappears
    > > in
    > > the INBOX. If I check the status of the email in the INBOX by another mail
    > > client, I will find that the email is not deleted. I knew that I can
    > > uncheck
    > > "Use Deleted Items folder..." in the option menu. But the problem of doing
    > > that is the deleted email will not be saved, which is not what I want. I
    > > want
    > > all deleted email sent to DELETED ITEMS folder and then I can deleted them
    > > later when I am sure they are no longer useful. Recently I found a way to
    > > kind of walk around the problem. Intead of deleting email every time, I
    > > can
    > > move (by dragging the email) to the DELETED ITEMS. But as you can see,
    > > this
    > > is not a permenent solution.
    > >
    > > The similar thing happens to the JUNK mail also. When there is a mail
    > > detected by WLMail as JUNK mail, the WLMail will copy the mail to the JUNK
    > > mail folder indead of moving it to the folder.
    > >
    > > In the past, I used Thunderbird and it didn't have this kind of problem.
    > > So
    > > I am pretty sure it's not caused by the setting of the server.
    > >
    > > Other than this glitch, all others seems to be fine. I shall also mention
    > > that I am using IMAP to receive emails.
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Peng Guest

    Re: Cannot delete mail in INBOX, -- Windows Live Mail, IMAP

    I also like to mention that my Hotmail account doesn't have this problem.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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