Article:
  Five More Annoying PC Annoyances
Subject:   great article!
Date:   2003-11-03 08:32:41
From:   anonymous2
Steve
Do you know of this problem (Windows XP)
In outlook express, my emails (using an IMAP
server) get deleted randomly. When I click
on a header - once in a while, as soon as
I click - before even I get a chance to read
the contents pane - the email gets deleted
from the server! Not sure if this is an IMAP
server problem or outlook express one - if latter
do you have a solution?
Many thanx!
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  • great article!
    2003-12-10 22:15:11  anonymous2 [View]

    I'm not sure about express but in outlook there is an option to delete mail you have already sent ... to essentially Un-send it ... and if the reciepient is using outlook the message will pop up and quickly disappear as soon as outlook gets the message to kill it.
  • great article!
    2003-11-03 08:51:34  anonymous2 [View]

    That's something I haven't heard of and if I had to guess (and I think I do), I'd say it's something at your end, rather than with the server.

    Experiment with Outlook Express until you can detect a pattern. For instance, turn the preview pane on if it's off (or vice versa).

    Also check Options to see the delete from server settings and change it so mail isn't deleted for three days--and see if your problem changes.

    All the best,


    --Steve
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    • great article!
      2003-11-05 10:10:09  clyde4s [View]

      I ran into that once - someone said that mail was deleting as soon as they looked at it. They had to get it handled as soon as they read it the first time, because it deleted as soon as they went to the next message.
      What I found is that the client had their email client set to "View New Messages". Once I changed it back to "View All Messages" everything was still there. Of course, they "didn't do anything - it just happened by itself" ...
      Clyde
      • It happened by itself...
        2003-11-05 10:35:48  anonymous2 [View]

        "it just happened by itself"

        Operator errors are amazing. Reminds me of the guy who wrote and asked why his new PS/2 mouse wouldn't work. Turns out he tried screwing it into the connection.

        BTW, I like your solution to the annoyance.

        --Steve
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