Windows 10: Deleted e-mails

  1. Clint's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       14 May 2017 #1

    Deleted e-mails

    I have an outlook and hot-mail account. I check it every day with Windows 10 mail and delete unwanted e-mails and empty the deleted folder. Every time I go to the deleted folder, there are e-mails there that I deleted a week ago. Why have a deleted folder if it's not going to delete them?
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       14 May 2017 #2

    I haven't used Microsoft Outlook E-Mail Client for some time, favoring and plus my own Webmail services. Seems to me there's a setting in MS Outlook to also delete from the Server [or not] when deleting from the Client.
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  3.    14 May 2017 #3

    How do you delete stuff from the Deleted folder? The way I do it is to right click on the Deleted folder in the left pane and choose "Empty Folder". It seems to work for me.
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  4. Fafhrd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       15 May 2017 #4

    Why have a deleted folder and not delete the files? - in case the user has deleted in haste, anger, by mistake, or just decides again to consider the content. The stuff marked for deletion hangs around for a while, and then is removed, so you can generally just forget about it.
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  5. Barman58's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 1803 - 17134.5 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       15 May 2017 #5

    I use gMail IMAP and the bin is automatically emptied after 30 Days, as is the Automatic spam folder, (you need to check that the filters have not classified your mother-in-law as a spammer ) I also feed all my other accounts through gMail, (it uses Pop3 Protocol to move all mail from one service to gmail through gMail's Full filter set), as I find the spam filters and Malware filters better than others, and of course it works seamlessly with my Android devices.

    I have both Outlook 2016 and Thunderbird available to me but as I use a 3rd party Todo list and Calendar, ( and Cal), that interlink to google products and each other automatically, I find it easiest to do all email / calendaring/ ToDo online, (I have 24/7 Fibre/4G connections so the online is not an issue). I have "chrome" Apps in my browser to make access to Todo, Calendar and mail
    Last edited by Barman58; 15 May 2017 at 03:49.
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  6.    15 May 2017 #6

    Hi there

    If you have IMAP then all mail is stored on the server unless you copy it to local folders (in general unless you have no internet access not a good idea to do).

    In the account settings also there's a drop down -- Mail to keep offline choose ALL then the mail stays on the server and isn't copied into local folders. (At least that option is in OUTLOOK 2016 --I haven't got earlier versions so can't check).

    With outlook simple empty deleted folder --then it's GONE forever. I actually quite like the idea of emptying the contents with another action -- there's so much junk email and spam that it is possible to delete one or two important emails from your inbox. This way you can retrieve them (simply move to INBOX) before they've been permanently deleted.

    With POP3 - not sure --who uses that any more - but I think (from a long time ago) there are various options regarding mail on server and moving to local inbox.

    Thunderbird works similarly if you use IMAP.

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  7. Clint's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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       15 May 2017 #7

    Berton said: View Post
    I haven't used Microsoft Outlook E-Mail Client for some time, favoring and plus my own Webmail services. Seems to me there's a setting in MS Outlook to also delete from the Server [or not] when deleting from the Client.
    Maybe I didn't explain it correctly. I don't use Outlook E-Mail Client. I have an and account. I use Windows 10 Mail to access them.
    Last edited by Clint; 15 May 2017 at 09:42.
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