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Author Topic: Outlook Express & Trash/Deleted Items with IMAP  (Read 7034 times)
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« on: July 11, 2008, 12:22:04 PM »

First of all, the IMAP settings work perfect with Apple Mail. But the computers running Outlook Express have a HUGE problem with deleting messages. When you delete a message, it does not move to a new folder as our old POP accounts did before moving to LP. Rather, they get a strikethrough and remain in the Inbox until the box is "purged". How can I set up the IMAP account to put deleted emails into the Deleted Items folder in Outlook Express???
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008, 12:49:06 PM »

Found this article here that might help you out some:

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IMAP servers on the other hand store your mail permanently on the server. Outlook Express can also store copies on your own computer, so that your local copy is an exact mirror of whatever is on the server. When you delete an e-mail in an IMAP account, you are deleting both the local copy and the server copy. To prevent accidental deletions, IMAP servers do not totally delete a message until you issue a Purge command (Purge Deleted Items on the Edit menu, or the Purge toolbar button). IMAP also has a command to Undelete a message (also found on the Edit menu). The main advantage of IMAP over POP3 is that, since all messages are on the server, you can access all your mail from any computer with an Internet connection. You can also create subfolders on the server (and in your local Outlook Express account) to better organize your mail. The disadvantage is that most ISPs limit the size of your mailbox, so an IMAP mailbox will fill up much more quickly than a POP3 mailbox.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/columns/mailserver.mspx

And a few more here.

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008, 12:28:05 PM »

Still, there seems to be no solution to emulate the IMAP delete function of Apple Mail with Outlook. By that, I mean by deleting an email you are really moving it to a "trash" folder until you purge.

It seems to be the case that when you delete an item in Outlook, it stays in that folder until it is purged. It does not move it to a folder before you delete it. Is there anyway to change this? The only advice I have come across to this issue is "If you need an IMAP client, don't use any version Outlook or Outlook Express. Get a real e-mail program." Seriously?
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2008, 02:10:15 AM »

"If you need an IMAP client, don't use any version Outlook or Outlook Express. Get a real e-mail program." Seriously?

I'm not familiar with apple mail, but  the best behaving IMAP implementation of the outlook family is outlook 2007, where you can configure it to purge messages when moving between folders. I have yet to see it have the ability to move the deleted message to the deleted items folder
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