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Windows mail and removing messages from server

  1. #1


    Oppie Guest

    Windows mail and removing messages from server

    I am running Vista Home Basic with Windows Mail. Since I access messages
    from several locations, I use the advanced setting to 'leave messages on
    server' and remove them from the server only when they are deleted from
    'deleted items'.

    Are there any known issues on this where the messages do not get removed
    from the server with these settings? It seems that even when the messages
    are deleted from the 'deleted items' folder, they are staying on the server.
    Not sure if this may be a problem with Windows Mail or the Verizon FiOS mail
    server. I may try Windows Live Mail, which runs fine on Vista to see if
    there is any difference.

    Thank you for any feedback
    Oppie


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  2. #2


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Windows mail and removing messages from server

    As far as I know, Windows Mail does not have a bug in that setting.
    Some mail providers do not honor the mail client's command to
    delete messages from the server. I think Gmail is one of those.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "Oppie" <oppie@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:OM$v%2315bJHA.1732@xxxxxx

    >I am running Vista Home Basic with Windows Mail. Since I access messages from several locations, I use the advanced setting to
    >'leave messages on server' and remove them from the server only when they are deleted from 'deleted items'.
    >
    > Are there any known issues on this where the messages do not get removed from the server with these settings? It seems that even
    > when the messages are deleted from the 'deleted items' folder, they are staying on the server. Not sure if this may be a problem
    > with Windows Mail or the Verizon FiOS mail server. I may try Windows Live Mail, which runs fine on Vista to see if there is any
    > difference.
    >
    > Thank you for any feedback
    > Oppie


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  3. #3


    Oppie Guest

    Re: Windows mail and removing messages from server

    Thanks Gary. I also posted to an internal Verizon group to see if it may be
    a problem there.
    I don't see the problem too much on my account but mine is the primary
    account. We see the problem mostly with sub accounts that I created for my
    family members.
    Oppie

    "Gary VanderMolen" <Gary@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:#6Bs9c8bJHA.3772@xxxxxx

    > As far as I know, Windows Mail does not have a bug in that setting.
    > Some mail providers do not honor the mail client's command to
    > delete messages from the server. I think Gmail is one of those.
    >
    > --
    > Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
    >
    >
    > "Oppie" <oppie@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:OM$v%2315bJHA.1732@xxxxxx

    >>I am running Vista Home Basic with Windows Mail. Since I access messages
    >>from several locations, I use the advanced setting to 'leave messages on
    >>server' and remove them from the server only when they are deleted from
    >>'deleted items'.
    >>
    >> Are there any known issues on this where the messages do not get removed
    >> from the server with these settings? It seems that even when the messages
    >> are deleted from the 'deleted items' folder, they are staying on the
    >> server. Not sure if this may be a problem with Windows Mail or the
    >> Verizon FiOS mail server. I may try Windows Live Mail, which runs fine on
    >> Vista to see if there is any difference.
    >>
    >> Thank you for any feedback
    >> Oppie
    >
    >

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  4. #4


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Windows mail and removing messages from server

    As far as I know, Verizon allows the mail client to delete
    messages from the server. If you have any suspicion that
    your Windows Mail is misbehaving, try its successor:

    http://download.live.com/wlmail

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "Oppie" <oppie@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:utbyemAcJHA.552@xxxxxx

    > Thanks Gary. I also posted to an internal Verizon group to see if it may be a problem there.
    > I don't see the problem too much on my account but mine is the primary account. We see the problem mostly with sub accounts that
    > I created for my family members.
    > Oppie
    >
    > "Gary VanderMolen" <Gary@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:#6Bs9c8bJHA.3772@xxxxxx

    >> As far as I know, Windows Mail does not have a bug in that setting.
    >> Some mail providers do not honor the mail client's command to
    >> delete messages from the server. I think Gmail is one of those.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
    >>
    >>
    >> "Oppie" <oppie@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:OM$v%2315bJHA.1732@xxxxxx

    >>>I am running Vista Home Basic with Windows Mail. Since I access messages from several locations, I use the advanced setting to
    >>>'leave messages on server' and remove them from the server only when they are deleted from 'deleted items'.
    >>>
    >>> Are there any known issues on this where the messages do not get removed from the server with these settings? It seems that
    >>> even when the messages are deleted from the 'deleted items' folder, they are staying on the server. Not sure if this may be a
    >>> problem with Windows Mail or the Verizon FiOS mail server. I may try Windows Live Mail, which runs fine on Vista to see if
    >>> there is any difference.
    >>>
    >>> Thank you for any feedback
    >>> Oppie
    >>
    >>


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