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#1 dphenry157

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 10:12 AM

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone.  Currently the device is lagging very seriously.  I am assuming that to be the case because I have 5,000+ emails currently on the device.  How can I delete the email messages on the S4 without effecting the email on my MS Outlook on my desktop and laptop devices.  I am afraid that if I arbitrarily delete the emails on my S4 that I will also lose them on the desktop PC and laptop MS Outlook programs.  Help please?
 
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Posted 23 September 2015 - 11:09 AM

My laptops and Samsung Galaxy Tab3 are set to leave emails on the email server.  Only desktop Thunderbird deletes emails from server.  Before you delete anything -- look for configuration panel and the choice to leave emails on the email server.


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 02:35 PM

Where is configuration Panel?

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 02:43 PM

I don't know.  Actually, now that I recall my adventure with the generic emailer -- I remembered that I could not delete my email via tab3's emailer, 'cause it also deleted same from email server.  I do not know where that configuration panel for your emailer would be; haven't found mine yet.


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 03:00 PM

What app are you using to view your MS Outlook mail? Secondly can you use a desktop browser and log in to Outlook and view the mail? Or is it missing from Outlook, when mail is viewed through a desktop browser. If it's still in Outlook when viewed from a desktop browser, then your Android app is not deleting from the server.

If you can only see the emails through your Android app. Then the Android app is deleting your emails from the Outlook server once downloaded to your phone. They only exist on the phone in that case.

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 03:07 PM

Crystal clear, Animal!  That's what happens on my Tab3, if I tell it to delete emails off the tab3, and then such is off my email server.


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Posted 24 September 2015 - 12:19 PM

If your email account is an IMAP account all mail is synched across different devices.
This means it is on the server and when downloaded to one device the mail will remain on the server.

You then go to a different device and the same mail is downloaded on it.

When using IMAP, when you delete a mail on one device it will also delete it on the other devices and from the server.

This statement " Only desktop Thunderbird deletes emails from server" is true only if using POP mail and Thunderbird is not set to leave a copy of messages on the server.

In any case, even if Leave a copy of messages on the server is checked, deleting it from Thunderbird or any other email client will automatically delete them from the server and you lose that mail. (at least I think this is true. I will have to try it see)

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 12:20 PM

Thank you, very valuable info!



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Posted 24 September 2015 - 12:21 PM

Thanks for the heads-up, Queen-Evie!  :)  Will add this info to my info-folder this week.  I never realized such a difference between pop and imap existed.


Edited by RolandJS, 24 September 2015 - 12:34 PM.

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 01:37 PM

Thank you for that addition Q-E. I never use IMAP so I had forgotten to include that. Good information for those who use IMAP.

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