Setup Windows Mail for Windows Vista to leave e-mail it receives on the POP3 mail server instead of deleting it.
Let’s say you check your e-mail using Windows Mail at work and at home using different computers. Chances are you receive some e-mail at one location and other e-mail at the other location, but you never receive all of your e-mail at both locations. The reason for this is when Windows Mail downloads an e-mail it deletes it off the mail (POP3) server by default.
This guide shows you how to set Windows Mail to not delete e-mail messages off the mail server when it receives them. This is great for checking mail with two separate computers using Windows Mail, or one Windows Mail computer and a web version of the e-mail account.
Setup Account Properties
- Open Windows Mail.
- Click Tools and then select Accounts.
- Select the e-mail account you want to setup and then click Properties.
- Click the Advanced tab in the Account Properties window.
- Check off Leave a copy of messages on server.
- You can set it to delete e-mail that’s older than X days (30 is a good number) by checking off Remove from server after and then set the number of days.
- You can also set it to delete mail off the server that’s removed from your deleted items folder by checking off Remove from server when deleted from ‘Deleted Items’.
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