Storage Folders Windows Live Mail

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RonH
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Storage Folders Windows Live Mail

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I have both Hotmail and other POP3 email local accounts (managed to set up a new .no one today :clapping: ). I prefer to store emails in Folders within each local .no account rather than within WLM Storage Folders. But, reading elsewhere suggests that I could loose these emails? Does this mean that all my emails are actually 'on the server only' and not kept on my pc and they could be deleted even though I have all my Settings at 'Do not leave a copy on Server' for non 'cloud' email services.

Showing my ignorance here I'm afraid :sad:

Just found this on the net ...
If you remove an account from WLMail, all of the account folders and emails are removed.
Emails and folders under Storage folders are not removed when an account is removed.
When importing emails, WLMail cannot associate the emails with an account, so the emails are placed under Storage folders.

It suggests that if I am keeping emails the way I like to (per above) as soon as I delete the redundant account I will loose the emails even though I do not keep them on the server. Confusion exists ... big time :groan:

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Re: Storage Folders Windows Live Mail

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Hi Ron,
why not use Gmail as your storage, here's how I do it.
WLM Tips.pdf
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Windows 10 Home 21H2

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George.

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Re: Storage Folders Windows Live Mail

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Mucho Grassyass George
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