Outlook and Express deleting messages from server

Posted on 2008-11-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Simple, maybe dumb, question.  In Outlook and in Outlook Express (two machines) I have, on the Advanced tab, under Delivery, checked Keep messages on server, and also checked to delete after 10 days.  Here's the dumb question/assumption.  This means I hope that messages will be deleted from the server 10 days after being retrieved, not 10 days from the date the message comes into the server.  Right?  I wouldn't want messages I'd never seen being wiped off the server just because I hadn't checked my mail for a couple of weeks.   Thanks, Ron Hicks, Arlington, Virginia.
Question by:Ronald Hicks
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    It is indeed my understanding that the setting you mention deletes messages ten days after the messages are received by the client, not the server, which is your desired behavior.

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    by:Ronald Hicks
    thanks for the confirmation

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