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Outlook Express synchs and deletes

By bigd3000 ·
I've configured hotmail to work through Outlook Express 6 on my PC. I was at first unclear as to how Outlook synchronizes its Inbox and subfolders based on what the hotmail.com website contains for my username. I looked through all folders, and realized that I had all of the messages on the hotmail site in my local Outlook Express folders. I then emptied the inbox and folders to make more room on the website, in case I'm travelling and am not able to download the messages at home. An hour or two later, I looked at my local Outlook Express folders, and THEY ARE ALL EMPTY!!!! I lost tons of messages, and I cannot figure out how to retrieve them. PLEASE tell me how to retrieve these messages - is there a way?? (they are not in my recycle bin in any form) - and how to stop this from happening in the future. Help!!! PLEASE! Yes...I'm begging =\

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by Steve Merrill In reply to Outlook Express synchs an ...

OE leaves the messages on the server, just keeping a local temp copy of the messages until you close the program. The only chance you have to retrieve them, I believe, is if they ended up in the deleted items folder and weren't deleted, but I don't think you'll get that lucky. If you want to store the messages offline, you'll need to set up a set of personal/archive folders. I know how to do this in Outlook, but, unfortunately, not in OE

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by bigd3000 In reply to Outlook Express synchs an ...

thanks anyways...

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