Knowledgebase: All Things Email
Delete mails off server (Outlook)
Posted by SITEWORKS SYS on 18 November 2005 08:56 PM
  1. Open OUTLOOK
  2. From the Tools menu select E-mail Accounts.
  3. Select the radiobutton next to View or change e-mail account and click Next.
  4. Next select More Settings.
  5. Select the Advanced tab.
  6. Select the Advanced tab. Make the following changes:
  7. The box to the left of Leave mail on server should be unchecked.
  8. Both Remove from Server boxes should be checked.
  9. Click OK to exit this window back to the E-mail Accounts window. In this window click Next -> to finish setup.


  1. On the Outlook Express Tools menu, click Accounts.
  2. Click the Mail tab, and then double-click your e-mail account.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Uncheck the box labeled "Leave a copy of messages on server." Doing this activates two clean-up options:

Check the box to "Remove from server after 5 days." Choose between 1 - 3 days.

Check the box to "Remove from server when deleted from Deleted Items."

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