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Windows Live Hotmail server doesn't delete POP email until you Change Settings
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Posted September 25, 2011 at 12:51PM
Not a problem that I'm needing to solve - more a heads up if you didn't know about it.
Although I have set Outlook Express to delete Hotmail pop email from server after 14 days, I have discovered that Windows Live Hotmail does not do that. On logging in to Windows Live Hotmail server I am told:
*"Your messages are in your POP folder! Some other program is set to download and delete your messages from Hotmail. Just in case this was an accident, we've put them in a special POP folder. Not an accident? Change settings "*
So it seems that instead of deleting emails it puts them in another folder until I change the settings on the Windows Live Hotmail server.
Upon opening folder 'POP', I get:
*"What's in this folder? These are the messages that you downloaded to another program using POP. If you'd like downloaded messages to be permanently deleted, you can change your settings "*
I find I have hundreds of emails there that I thought had been deleted after the 14 days (my setting in Outlook Express) and gone for ever..... Hmmmm... I've now got to change the settings on the server.
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