Outlook 2010 Email Message Deletion from Server

I am running Outlook 2010, which receives my email from a Yahoo and a Gmail account.  I was stunned this afternoon when I went online and deleted my Inbox on my Yahoo account, and all of the corresponding emails were deleted from my Outlook Inbox.  In the past, once the emails arrived in my Outlook Inbox nothing I did with Yahoo affected it.  How can I adjust my settings or preferences to keep the Outlook Inbox intact when I delete the online Inbox contents?

Thanks,

Phil
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philsimmonsAuthor Commented:
OOOOPS.  Sorry, it was my deleted GMAIL Inbox that disappeared in the corresponding Outlook folder.  Don't know if it makes a difference.

Thanks,

Phil
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
You are probably configured for IMAP rather than for POP3 connection to your account. You need to change that if you want to have the effect you mention.
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philsimmonsAuthor Commented:
I am definitely configured for IMAP (it says so in my Outlook), but I don't know how I got there and don't know how to change it.  Can you help?

Thanks,

Phil
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philsimmonsAuthor Commented:
Can someone please help me understand what IMAP and POP3 are, and how I can turn my IMAP setting to a POP3 setting?

Thanks,

Phil
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philsimmonsAuthor Commented:
He told me what I needed to do, but not how to do it.  I found out from someone else how to get it done.  The solution was correct, though.

Thanks.
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