Outlook settings to delete emails from the mail server

Outlook not only lets you delete emails from your inbox but also delete emails from the mail server. While using POP3 email account, by default a copy of your emails is saved in the mail server. This may cause congestion in the mail server since the email won’t get deleted from when you delete it from Outlook. To solve this issue you need to configure Outlook settings in a way that it will automatically delete messages from the mail server.

Outlook settings to delete emails from mail server

Given below are the Outlook settings guidelines which will help you in the process of deleting emails from the mail server.

Outlook settings to delete emails from mail server in Outlook 2010

1. Initiate this Outlook settings procedure by selecting the “File” option from the main menu of your Outlook 2010.

2. Now select “Accounts settings” option from the file menu.

3. Continue this Outlook settings procedure by selecting your POP3 account.

4. Click on the button labeled “”Change”.

5. Then select the option named “More settings”.

6. Now end this Outlook settings procedure by choosing the option “Remove from server when deleted from Deleted Items” under “Advanced” tab.

Outlook settings to delete emails from the mail server in Outlook 2007

1. Open your Outlook 2007 and select “Tools” from the main menu.

2. Now select “Email accounts” from the tools menu.

3. Then select your POP3 account from the list.

4. Click on “Change” > “More settings” > “Advanced tab”.

5. Select the option “Remove from server when deleted from Deleted Items”.

Outlook settings to delete emails from the mail server in Outlook 2003 and 2002

1. Launch your Outlook 2002/2003 and go to “Tools”, “Email accounts”, “Next”.

2. Then select your POP3 email account of which you want to delete emails from the mail server.

3. Now click on “Change” and then more “More Settings” button.

4. From there click on the option which says : Remove from server when deleted from ‘Deleted Items’

Hope this above mentioned Outlook settings guidelines to delete emails from the mail server has helped you.  Thanks for reading and have a good day.

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