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Deleted emails keep coming back - in their thousands!

smhg67
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Deleted emails keep coming back - in their thousands!

Using Windows Live mail, and today thousands of old deleted emails have decided to download - 6000+ so far.  They're also showing in webmail so don't think it's a WLM fault - any suggestions please? Thanks

 

NB I have 2 email accounts set up with Plusnet but it's only happening with one account at the moment

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MKSlinky
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Re: Deleted emails keep coming back - in their thousands!

Windows Live Mail has a setting to keep a copy of your messages on the server. This can be turned off if you go into the settings options in the top left corner of WLM. I've stopped using WLM myself as Microsoft ended support for it at the beginning of January 2017 so you won't receive any security updates. Personally I'd recommend finding a new email client, there's plenty to choose from. Some are free, some cost money, the choice is yours.

I'm using Windows 10 Mail which although some people here will scoff at it happens to be a very good program in my experience.

MKSlinky
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Re: Deleted emails keep coming back - in their thousands!

@smhg67

Thanks for the thumbs up, did it solve your problem?

smhg67
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Re: Deleted emails keep coming back - in their thousands!

I think so, seem to have stopped downloading anyway - just 2k left to delete - apart from the few I'd already decided to save

MKSlinky
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Re: Deleted emails keep coming back - in their thousands!

That's great news! Lets hope it stays fixed. Wink

BTW it would be great if you can mark this post as fixed, it might help others with the same problem. 

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