Deleting Emails from the Server in Outlook 2016

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WSC3

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 64 bit
Email Account
IMAP
I have just installed Outlook 2016 on my new W10 PC. My emails are downloaded from the server, but I can't figure out how to delete the just downloaded mail off of the server. How do I do that?
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Assuming your are using POP3, Go into File, Account Settings and double click on the account - then click More Settings and look at the bottom of the Advanced tab.

If the account is set up as imap, mail is synced with the server. You'd need to delete it from Outlook to delete it from the server. There are delete settings in the Advanced tab (use same steps as for POP3). Try changing the settings at the bottom of the dialog. (I have only the bottom purge setting checked, the top one unchecked.)
 

WSC3

Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 64 bit
Email Account
IMAP
Assuming your are using POP3, Go into File, Account Settings and double click on the account - then click More Settings and look at the bottom of the Advanced tab.

If the account is set up as imap, mail is synced with the server. You'd need to delete it from Outlook to delete it from the server. There are delete settings in the Advanced tab (use same steps as for POP3). Try changing the settings at the bottom of the dialog. (I have only the bottom purge setting checked, the top one unchecked.)
 
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