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Where are the emails stored on Microsofts server


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#1 sweedishfish

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 10:08 PM

Hey guys,

 

This just crossed my mind and might be a stupid question but, since Exchange Online Kiosk doesn't support IMAP and only supports POP3, when a client receives an email on the web-app, where is this email going to be stored at? Because client is able to access the same email over and over again.



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Posted 25 June 2016 - 11:05 AM

 Once you receive an email, it's stored on your computer's hard drive.  You neither know nor care about where/how Microsoft stores it on their server.


Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.


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Posted 25 June 2016 - 02:34 PM

Do you mean a OWA? See here to set retention policies, and see here how to purge a file(see step 4). 



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Posted 25 June 2016 - 07:24 PM

Since it's Exchange Online/Office365, it's stored on Microsoft's servers.



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Posted 26 June 2016 - 01:44 PM

 With every POP3 account I've encountered I've been able to download to an email client.  Is Online/Office365 somehow different?  FWIW I'm not a cloud using person even though I have Office 2016 and Windows 10.  


Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.


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Posted 26 June 2016 - 01:58 PM

Depends on how POP is configured. You can configure it to store and forward, like IMAP. But it doesn't synchronize emails between devices or clients.

 

However, Exchange Online kiosk is designed to be browser-based for "deskless" workers who would access it through their smartphone or a shared computer, although you can configure it for POP on an email client. If you're accessing it from a browser, then the emails are on Microsoft's servers.



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Posted 29 June 2016 - 09:54 PM

Depends on how POP is configured. You can configure it to store and forward, like IMAP. But it doesn't synchronize emails between devices or clients.

 

However, Exchange Online kiosk is designed to be browser-based for "deskless" workers who would access it through their smartphone or a shared computer, although you can configure it for POP on an email client. If you're accessing it from a browser, then the emails are on Microsoft's servers.

 

But why do you think Microsoft doesn't let users to use (3rd party) email client and configure IMAP on it?






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