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Email Duplication

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Email Duplication

I only use my primary account to sign-in to my homepage on Xfinity. I was working

pm another problem and decided to sign-in as one of my secondary accounts.

I happen to look at the email portion of this account and noticed it was mirroring

 my Windows Mail folders.  I had one labled Deke's Stuff on my Windows Mail

and it was there with all the same emails that I had saved.

 

I found one email that I didn't need and deleted it to see if it remailed on my

WM.  It was fine so I deleted all the emails on the Xfinity Deke's stuff folder

and went back to WM and they were all still there.

 

Checked there this morning and the Deke's Stuff folder on WM was empty.

 

I don't keep anything on my Xfinity email just use it to receive my email on WM.

How is this mirroring my folders on that particular account?

 

 

 

Regular Contributor

Re: Email Duplication

I did some further study on this. I deleted the Deke's Stuff folder off of that Xfinity email account.

Then I sent a test email to that email address on my WM and put it in the Deke's Stuff

folder on WM and went back to the Xfinity site and deleted the email.  It also deleted off the

WM Deke's Stuff folder.

 

This is most confusing how this is occurring.  I know that when I use WM to retreive my email

from Xfinity it leaves a copy on the server but how does me doing something on Xfinity mail

effect my WM on my pc?

 

 

 

 

 

Email Expert

Re: Email Duplication

When you say "WM", are you referring to the Windows Mail app that comes bundled with Windows 8.1 or 10?  If so, it is an email client, and only uses the IMAP protocol if you enable an account in it.  So if you do that, then anything you do to an email on any device you have the account enabled on will be reflected on any other device or in any client you have the same account enabled in that also uses IMAP.  You can find more information here---------------

 

https://faq.connect.comcast.net/

 

"Where Can I learn more about POP and IMAP?"




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