Stop Outlook from transfering emails from my [Solved/Closed]

Ask a question Harri - Last answered on Aug 7, 2015 at 12:42 PM by Bugs bunny
Everytime I open my outlook it transfres all of my comcast emails to outlook. How do I stop this?

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I do know how you feel! This happened to me also. The reason is Microsoft Outlook default at: Delete pop3 accounts after download if you did not specify "Leave a copy of messages on the server" after loading the software. Here's how to stop that from happening.....

Open your Microsoft Outlook 2007

1.On the TOOLS menu, click ACCOUNT SETTINGS.
2.Under NAME, select the POP3 e-mail account that you want, and click CHANGE.

That's All their is to it! I made the same mistake.. Their is no way to retrieve them back to your server but it won't happen again, THANK GOD!! Later......the "SAX MAN"
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Teresads- Sep 13, 2009 at 01:40 PM
Thank you very much. Your guidance was very helpful and easy to do.
COLIN- Feb 2, 2010 at 11:58 AM
Thanks for the advice. It worked OK for me although I must have a slightly different version of O/exp.
Annoying how outlook defaults to deleting emails from your server. thanks again.
trae_z- May 8, 2010 at 08:29 AM
i feel ur pain, just happened to me but luckily it only affected 75 mails in my inbox b4 I enabled d "leave a copy of message on server setting".

to get them back to my inbox 4each& every mail I changed my system time and then sent them back to myself dat way dey fit back into their old position
Bugs bunny- Aug 7, 2015 at 12:42 PM
Thanks man. it helped a lot.
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Under internet email settings/click leave a copy of messages on the server
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Even if you check them off it doesn't work. The mails keep coming....@#*%!!
Lou- Jul 28, 2009 at 09:57 AM
I set up OUTLOOK 7 to leave mail on the server...I checked the appropriate box. I recheck going to Tools etc etc etc and the check mark has disappeared!!!!
blah- Apr 28, 2010 at 12:54 PM
this a different pc? system restore recently? Did you click apply!?
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we are trying to locate internet setting as advised by Kookie "Under internet email settings/click leave a copy of messages on the server" we cannot locate it, please help?
GregB- Mar 15, 2009 at 08:10 PM
Keep Mail at Server Several Days with Windows Mail or Outlook Express
To delete mail from the server only after several days with Windows Mail or Outlook Express:

Select Tools | Accounts... from the menu in Windows Mail or Outlook Express.
Highlight the desired email account.
Click Properties.
Go to the Advanced tab.
Make sure Leave a copy of messages on server is selected.
Now also check Remove from server after __ day
George- Apr 13, 2010 at 06:07 PM
hello, I am having a similar problem, but I do not have the "advanced" option tab available, it does not even show up in the properties menu.....I am connected to a hotmail account already, but am trying to leave messages on the server so I can link my Blackberry. Any advice?

blah- Apr 28, 2010 at 12:59 PM
Outlook express, or microsoft outlook (from office pack) they are different. If you are using the outlook (office) (edit your email settings- should be the same as editing your email account.
Tools-->Account settings-->Change-->more settings--> advanced
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Doesn't work. The messages are still removed from the server. Is there a way to copy them back? I'm using Windows Mail.
SANDY- Apr 27, 2009 at 01:37 PM
Forward them back is a rather ham-fisted way, but it would work
blah- Apr 28, 2010 at 01:02 PM
Each computer will need to be changed that is using this account, any unchanged will delete email from the server. Please make sure you click next and finish before closing out of the boxes.
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I had the same problem. It turned out I was using the tools/send/receive/send receive settings/define user group etc. to make the changes. This resulted in the settings being temporary. To make the changes permanent use the tools/email accounts/change existing accounts. The check marks should stay now.
Lou- Sep 13, 2009 at 04:12 PM
When I open Outlook 7 and click TOOLS there is no "email accounts" option.
blah- Apr 28, 2010 at 01:03 PM
Microsoft outlook, and outlook express are different. Sounds like you have outlook express

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