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My Xfinity email is populated by my Outlook (2003) PST file

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My Xfinity email is populated by my Outlook (2003) PST file

My Xfinity email is populated by my Outlook (2003) PST file so I'm filling Xfinity mailbox.

I usually keep 7 years info on Outlook but that over fills Xfinitymailboxes.

 

My POP3 is mail.comcast.net

My SMTP is smtp.comcast.net

 

 did a trial of Office 365 and it loaded emails as imap.

Outlook 365 was SO unfriendly that I uninstalled it and reverted to my old faithful Outlook 2003 but seems Xfinity is still synchronising.

 

(The foreign Xfinity Support agent was of little help)

 

How can I stop synchronising all my Outlook 2003 folders?

 

Thanks,

BobO'B

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Re: My Xfinity email is populated by my Outlook (2003) PST file

Worked like a charm but I now get a message:

 

"The server you are connected to is using a security cretificate that could not be verified."

 

"The cerificates CN name does not match the pased value"

 

"Do you want to continu using this server?"

 

(Outlook 2003 on Windows 10)

 

Any clues?

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Re: My Xfinity email is populated by my Outlook (2003) PST file

Check the settings in Outlook to make sure they are set to POP3.  Once you've done that, somewhere in Outlook you have a setting to tell it to save or not save a copy of emails to the server.  Turn it off if that is what you want to prevent the server from keeping emails.  If the account is using IMAP, then all the folders will sync, and you will have everything on both the server and the computer.




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Re: My Xfinity email is populated by my Outlook (2003) PST file

Worked like a charm but I now get a message:

 

"The server you are connected to is using a security cretificate that could not be verified."

 

"The cerificates CN name does not match the pased value"

 

"Do you want to continu using this server?"

 

(Outlook 2003 on Windows 10)

 

Any clues?

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Re: My Xfinity email is populated by my Outlook (2003) PST file

I'm on a Mac, so I don't have Outlook myself.  But others have posted in this forum that Outlook 2003 doesn't  play nice with IP v6.  That may be your issue, but someone else with Windows will have to jump in here.




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Re: My Xfinity email is populated by my Outlook (2003) PST file

It WAS IPV6 (thank to a previou rspondee), but "Thanks" again!

 

BobO'B