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Problem deleting emails

I use my Nook Table and laptop to view emails.  When I delete an email off one device it isn't deleted on the other.  And when I come back to the original devise the email is back at least 50% if the time. Please help!

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Re: Problem deleting emails

With XfinityConnect, you are using POP, not IMAP.  You would need IMAP to delete from your device as well.



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Re: Problem deleting emails

Thanks for the fast reply - how do I change POP to IMAP?

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Re: Problem deleting emails

XfinityConnect does not have IMAP. 

You could use Gmail,  which does have it.



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Re: Problem deleting emails

So...to get an email account which actually works I can't use Comcast?  I agree with the others who have posted that Comcast email is horrible.  I'll switch Internet providers as soon as this contract is up.  This is past ridiculous.

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Re: Problem deleting emails

Before you switch ask the provider if they use POP or IMAP.

 

If they use POP you still have the same issue.                      

 

 

 

 




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Re: Problem deleting emails

You could set up Gmail to download your email to Gmail from the Comcast Inbox and not deal with XfinityConnect at all.  OR set up a real email client and have your email downloaded to it.  Then, if you must view your email while out of town,etc. you could simply use m.comcast.net to read your email.

 

IF you do this, you need to set up the email client to Leave a copy of messages on your server for those times when you are out of town and want to view email in Comcast.

 

I personally would much rather have my email go directly to my PC, then sitting on a server.



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Re: Problem deleting emails

I have a related problem.  On my old computer, whenever I viewed my email using Outlook, it would delete all the mail from my Comcast mail.  This is what I prefer.  I just got a new computer and after setting up Outlook (2010) on my new computer, now the emails aren't removed automatically.  Now I have 2 places I need to clean up.  I've been told there's an option to select but I can't find it.  Any help?

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Re: Problem deleting emails

[ Edited ]

In Outlook 201o, click on Account Settings, then highlight the email address and click  on 'Change' then on More Settings.  Now click on the Advanced tab.  Untick the box to leave messages on the server.



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Re: Problem deleting emails

When I delete a mail from the inbox and close mail. The next time I go to my in box mail is still there