Using POP3 without Deleting Mails in the Web Inbox

Deleted Email

One of the comments from my previous post on how to setup Yahoo! Mail in Outlook mentioned that his/her mails in her webmail were deleted after using POP3. This behavior is perfectly normal! But don’t worry, there is a way to fix this ‘problem’. Just follow the steps after the jump:

  1. In Outlook menu bar, select Tools -> Account Settings.In Outlook menu bar, select Tools -> Account Settings.
  2. Select the mail account and click on the “Change…” button on top.

    Select the mail account and click on the "Change..." button on top.

  3. In the Change E-mail Account windows, click on the “More Settings…” button.

    In the Change E-mail Account windows, click on the "More Settings..." button.

  4. Select the “Advance” tab.

    Select the "Advance" tab.

  5. Check “Leave a copy of messages on the server”. There are two more options at bottom that  you can check. You can either choose to delete the emails from the mail server after certain period of time or remove those permanently deleted emails.
    Check "Leave a copy of messages on the server". There are two more options at bottom that  you can check. You can either choose to delete the emails from the mail server after certain period of time or remove those permanently deleted emails.

And you are done! This guide should work for other emails provider that use POP3 as well. Please give your comment below!

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17 Responses to Using POP3 without Deleting Mails in the Web Inbox

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  2. trae_z says:

    i feel ur pain, just happened to me but luckily it only affected 75 mails in my inbox b4 i enabled d \leave a copy of message on server setting\.

    to get them back to my inbox 4each& every mail i changed my system time and then sent them back to myself dat way dey fit back into their old position

    • HN says:

      Sorry I don’t well understand how to have back all the mail deleted after using POP3.because most of mine have disappeared.Please explain more clearly for me

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  4. Max Smith says:

    How do I set up my emails where the email I receive can be accessed from my home PC, web mail or my iPhone? All can be viewed by any of the three and not deleted if I open one up?

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  6. Patrick says:

    This is all very good and easy but one thing i still can’t do and it might not be possible is : Can I see and maintain my personel folder from yahoo in outlook 2007

  7. Barbie says:

    When I clicked the Test Account Settings, the ‘log in to incoming mail server’ was completed but the ‘send test e-mail message’ failed. Then I got this error:

    “Send test e-mail message: The connection to the server was interrupted. If this problem continues, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).”

    what’s the solution to this? thank you so much!

  8. Barbie says:

    Never mind my previous post. It’s completed now. 🙂

  9. Vicki says:

    thank you for the easy steps to set up my Yahoo email to be viewed using Outlook.

  10. Prateek says:

    Thank you very much I was trying to figure out this thing from a while.

  11. arup says:

    Dear,
    when i press ‘Test Account setting’ following massage shows and couldn’t able to connect.

    “Send test e-mail message: The connection to the server was interrupted. If this problem continues, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).”

    What should i do now.
    Regards

  12. Amit Ghadge says:

    Hello To All….

    I configured my outlook with yahoo… but there is one problem occurred that all the my mails are moved from yahoo account to outlook… And i didn’t wanted to move my mails from yahoo to outlook express…. but they are moved…
    So… Is there any solution to take a backup of all my emails from outlook to yahoo again…????

    Thanks in Adv….
    Regards-
    Amit Ghadge

  13. Mayur says:

    thank you very much…………………..
    its really working………

  14. shankar says:

    Thanx a lot this was really helpful post

  15. Belangz says:

    This helps sooo much. A million thanks!

  16. Emmanuel says:

    when I went to change the language and time-zone, I could not see the “Yahoo Asia” in the list; I could not make the necessary POP3 change in yahoo account. But please what do I do in this circumstance ?
    thanks,

    Emmanuel

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