Imap and deleted messages

shaunwingin
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Say, Using Windows Live Mail (under Windows 7).
When I delete a message on my Blackberry it gets a line through it in the web platform, but it doesn't move to deleted items in Live Mail. Why?

What are the features of Imap in this regard?
Is there a better Mail client you can suggest?
I'm considering using Outlook.
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IMAP has two or three things to consider with deleted messages.
1) When you delete a message with IMAP, it just marks it as deleted instead of actually deleting it.  (This is usually shown by putting a line through it.)
2) To actually get rid of the message, you need to "expunge" it.  Sometimes this is also called "purge."  It will take any messages that were marked for deletion, and actually delete them.
3) A trash folder is really just like any other folder.  A copy of the message is put there, and then deleted from the original folder.

I haven't used Windows Live Mail much, but using the terminology above, I bet you can figure out the way to get it to do what you want it to.

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This is what I thought, tx.
However.
1. WindowsLiveMail does not mark them as deleted when delete on my BB.
2. Is there a better Mail client you can suggest?
I'm considering using Outlook.
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Is outlook using iMap or pop to access the messages?
Check account configuration.
You could have bb setup to use iMap, while outlook is configured as pop, meaning it retrieves the emails and stores them locally.  Changes via bb to messages already retrieved will not be reflected in outlook.
If you configure access to both use iMap, the behavior should reflect the changes to the messages read, marked for deletion.

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Outlook Express is using Imap

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