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Outlook Express: Why can't I delete msgs from inbox?

ChicagoJami

OSNN One Post Wonder
#1
When I try to delete messages from my inbox, rather than deleting them, it just puts a line through them. It's really annoying and I can't figure out how to fix it. This is with Outlook Express, not Outlook.

Thanks!
 

kcnychief

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Political User
#4
Unfortunately, that's all you can do. You are using IMAP, and you have to delete them, which causes the line, and then purge deleted messages. I had an IMAP account about a year ago and it used to drive me nuts.

Only solutions - switch to POP3 (if possible), or change your e-mail provider.
 

ChicagoJami

OSNN One Post Wonder
#5
UGH! That is so annoying! thanks for the info, though. I have no idea how I can switch to POP3, I have comcast cable modem as my provider and I can't really switch :( That really stinks :(
 

kcnychief

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Political User
#6
Well it's not really your ISP, as Comcast would be - it is your e-mail provider.

If you use Comcast e-mail, such as your address would be user@comcast.net, they do offer POP3. Who is your e-mail provider?
 

ChicagoJami

OSNN One Post Wonder
#7
My email provider is Comcast but I also have my work email (fusemail) fused with this outlook account so I'm not sure how that would all work. I wonder if fusemail *has* to be an IMAP.
 

kcnychief

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Political User
#8
Well as I stated, Comcast can use POP3. So, if you are using IMAP for them, you have the option to switch. Unfortunately, however, some mail providers, AOL for instance, only do IMAP for downloading mail.

May not be anything you can do about it.
 

kcnychief

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Political User
#10
^^^^That's what I figured, but wasn't sure since I have never used or seen configuration of their e-mail client myself.
 

ChicagoJami

OSNN One Post Wonder
#12
Okay, that's really odd. I have Comcast but when I set up my Outlook, fusemail help said I had to choose IMAP. How am I even able to use my Outlook if Comcast only uses POP and I'm in IMAP?
 

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