Outlook 2007 - MAPI and POP 3 accounts

Posted on 2014-08-17
Last Modified: 2014-08-21
My OS is win 7 prof 64 bit and I use Officed 2007.  My Outlook email which is an MSN account, the free account, is configured as an MAPI.  My question is whether this is the correct way to configure an MSN free account in Outlook 2007, where I want the email to be deleted from the server whenever I delete from Outlook.
Question by:jegajothy
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    Yes this is a correct way. Even your sent emails will be in the server as it reside in the outlook sent emails. But IMAP is very slow because it make some sort of synchronization between your local emails (received, sent)  and remote/server emails (received, sent).
    But I think you can do it also using POP3. Check this link:

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    Assisted Solution

    Sent email wouldn't be saved on the MSN server if you used POP3, and you'd only be able to delete mail from the server within Outlook if you deleted all mail after xx days of downloading it or when you deleted/emptied trash on your PC: not a good solution really because POP3 can only download mail from the Inbox.  Using your MSN account as you have got it, or any other account via IMAP would sync all of your folders (read email, replied email, subfolder email - and keep each message's status in sync)

    Your best option to satisfy your enquiry about deleting mail on the server is to send yourself two test emails - make sure that you see them both in Outlook and on the web, then delete one in Outlook and make sure it disappears from the web, and delete the second from the web and make sure it disappears from Outlook.  Once you see it working you'll have more confidence that it does than someone here telling you that it should!

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    well done for your solutions, thank u.

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