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spruce18b
 
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Post Posted January 16th, 2018, 1:41 pm

When I delete a Hotmail message it disappears immediately from the inbox.

I want the same operation in my Hotmail account as on my gmail account, where the the message has a red X to warn me that the message will disappear when the folder is compacted.

Could someone please tell me how to do this?

Thanks, spruce18b

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Post Posted January 16th, 2018, 3:12 pm

How is the Hotmail account set up in Thunderbird, as POP or IMAP? Find out using menu path Tools->Account Settings->Server Settings->Server Type at the top right of the dialogue.

spruce18b
 
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Post Posted January 16th, 2018, 3:20 pm

DanRaisch wrote:How is the Hotmail account set up in Thunderbird, as POP or IMAP? Find out using menu path Tools->Account Settings->Server Settings->Server Type at the top right of the dialogue.
IMAP mail server
map-mail.outlook.com
Port 993
No check markk on "Clean up ('Expinge') on Exit"
When I delete a message
button on "Just mark it as deleted"

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Post Posted January 16th, 2018, 4:58 pm

That should be all that's necessary. Try changing that options to one of the other choices, closing and restarting TB and the setting it back to "Just mark it as deleted." You may have to update an option on the Hotmail settings pages before it will "obey" Thunderbird's directions on the matter.

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