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 Configure POP email account to delete messages from the server
Article Outlook 2010 & 2013

1. Click the File tab > Account Settings
2. Click Account Settings
3. Select your email account
4. Click Change...
5. Click More Settings...
6. Click the Advanced tab
7. Uncheck the box next to "Leave a copy of messages on the server"
  • Alternately, leave that box checked but check the box next to "Remove from server after" and select a time period. This ensures that if you have the account configured on multiple devices, you will still be able to access the message for a long enough to download it to all devices before it is deleted from the server.
Outlook 2007

1. Click Tools > Account Settings
2. Select your email account
3. Click Change...
4. Click More Settings...
5. Click the Advanced tab
6. Uncheck the box next to "Leave a copy of messages on the server"
  • Alternately, leave that box checked but check the box next to "Remove from server after" and select a time period. This ensures that if you have the account configured on multiple devices, you will still be able to access the message for a long enough to download it to all devices before it is deleted from the server.
Thunderbird

1. Click Tools > Account Settings
2. Select Server Settings under the correct account
3. Uncheck "Leave messages on server"
  • Alternately, leave that box checked but check the box next to "For at most" and select a time period. This ensures that if you have the account configured on multiple devices, you will still be able to access the message for a long enough to download it to all devices before it is deleted from the server.


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Article ID: 275
Created On: 07 Mar 2014 5:44 PM

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