Having problems with windows mail

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Software' started by grish art, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. grish art

    grish art New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2014
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi All

    I am having problem with windows mail. I set it up on a friends machine running windows 8.1 and as it only has the option for imap I set this up. However now when they delete an email of the personal mail sever it removes it from their mail app. Is the a setting to leave it on there until they choose to delete it or should they be using a different mail client?

    Thanks
    Chris
     
  2. Josephur

    Josephur Windows Forum Admin
    Staff Member Premium Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,019
    Likes Received:
    125
    IMAP works differently than POP, as it does full synchronization of emails. While you might think this is a problem, most believe it to be much more robust than POP, as long as all of your devices you use are using the IMAP protocol then every client will contain the same contents, which is something POP could not do. If there is such an option it would be in your mail client, but like I said just switch them to use IMAP everywhere and you should be good to go, even if they login to their webmail they will have a uniform experience.
     
  3. grish art

    grish art New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2014
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Josephur

    The only problem with this is that when their mail server is full they will need to delete it and it will be gone from the mail app. On my Iphone 3gs I have it set as an Imap however I can set it so that I manually delete from the inbox. this means when I download on my computer it still has a copy on my phone. is there a way to set up folders on windows mail and if the email is moved from the inbox will this stop it be deleted when the mail server is emptied?
     
  4. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,337
    Likes Received:
    99
    Why IMAP is the only option? I don't understand.

    Suggestion :
    Install Windows Live Mail (WLM) and set up a POP email account.
    I have a laptop running Win 8.1 Pro and that is what I did.
    In WLM, you can setup folders to store emails you want to keep and delete those you don't want.
    In WLM, it also has the following options :
    1. Delete from server after x number of days
    2. Delete from server only when emails are deleted from Deleted Items folder.

    Image 6.
     
    #4 davidhk129, Jan 29, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2014
  5. Andrea Borman

    Andrea Borman Honorable Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,167
    Likes Received:
    7
    Bo that's not true. You can set up POP on Windows Mail. But you need to configure it in your webmail account settings. That is you have to log into your GMail or Yahoo mail account in your web browser and set it up there first.
     

Share This Page

Loading...