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Windows Live Mail downloads older email as soon as I receive new ones.

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asked Jan 13 by Lana about Windows Live Mail
edited Jan 18 by Robert Polubinski

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?

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answered Jan 18 by Robert Polubinski (221,940 points)

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.

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