Outlook leaving messages in windows live after downloading them to outlook 2007 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I continue to have to delete mail in windows live.  Last time it was a whole years worth.  If it happens again, it would be easier to delete my account and start a new one.

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013 6:26 PM


  • Hi,

    How did you configure your live account in Outlook?

    We could use the Microsoft Office Outlook Hotmail Connector to get a better user experience. See:

    If you are using an IMAP account, you will not get an option to remove the messages on the server.

    Once you delete a message in Outlook or the webmail, the changes will reflect in both the places.

    Only when you use a POP3 account, you'll be able to use the function “Leave a copy of the message on server”.

    To access this function in Outlook 2007:

    Go to Tools > Account settings > Select the POP account > More Settings > Advanced.

    In the "Advanced" tab, uncheck the Leave a copy of messages on the server checkbox. Or you could set a time to remove the message from server.

    More details about the POP message delivery settings, see:

    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Best Regards

    Steve Fan
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, August 30, 2013 9:05 AM