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My WLM is downloading previously deleted emails at the time the new ones are loading every time I open it up. what is the problem?. Am I going to be able to get an answer? If not can you tell me who to ask?

asked Jan 13 by Lana
edited Jan 18 by Robert Polubinski

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You have to configure your Windows Live Mail to reject the old messages when new ones are delivered to your inbox. Usually, if you use a POP3/IMAP account, this needs to be set up in the web interface in the POP3/IMAP settings. You need to log-in to the email service and configure the IMAP options to delete the emails once you received them in the client, or at least archive them.

I know this works for Gmail since I somehow encountered the same issue as well.

answered Jan 18 by Robert Polubinski (210,120 points)

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