MS Outlook 2010 beta - deleting mail off server issue

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Hi I am using MS Outlook 2010 beta with a IMAP/SMTP type account and I am finding that all the emails I download and read are staying on my webmail server account. I cannot find a setting option anywhere to "delete server copy" Can someone please help me Thanks

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"Asha" <user@msgroups.net/> wrote in message

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> Hi I am using MS Outlook 2010 beta with a IMAP/SMTP type account and I am
> finding that all the emails I download and read are staying on my webmail
> server account. I cannot find a setting option anywhere to "delete server
> copy" Can someone please help me Thanks
>


You can't, (and never could) because that's how IMAP works. That's the whole

POINT of an IMAP account, that you can access all your mail folders from any

computer. A bit like Exchange but without the Calendar and Tasks bit. If you

don't want to keep messages on the server automatically, then you must

change to a POP mail account.

Otherwise move the messages to a local storage folder and set Outlook to

purge on exit.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
That's how IMAP works. When you delete them in outlook they'll be deleted

off the server.

"Asha" <user@msgroups.net/> wrote in message

news:uP1$9g9oKHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Hi I am using MS Outlook 2010 beta with a IMAP/SMTP type account and I am
> finding that all the emails I download and read are staying on my webmail
> server account. I cannot find a setting option anywhere to "delete server
> copy" Can someone please help me Thanks

> -> http://msgroups.net/microsoft.public.outlook/
 
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