Which folders are on the server?



marcew
07-09-2005, 11:20 PM
I received a warning that I was nearing my mail quota. I assume that some of
the folders under the "Local Folders" are kept on the server and some are
not. I've created some of the folders so I assume those are not kept on the
server. I would like to move some of the mail that is kept on the server to
an Archive Folder that I created. Can someone tell me which ones are kept
on the server and which are not. And will this fix the mail quota problem?
There is quite a bit of mail that I don't want to delete and would like to
keep in Outlook Express where it is convenient to access.
Thanks,
Marc

PA Bear
07-09-2005, 11:20 PM
Assuming you're referring to a POP3 account, the warning (which is coming
from the mail server, not OE) is about messages in your inbox on the server.
In POP3 accounts, none of your OE folders point to the server.

OE Tools>Accounts>[mail account]>Properties>Advanced>Delivery (adjust
settings here accordingly)
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security


marcew wrote:
> I received a warning that I was nearing my mail quota. I assume that
> some of the folders under the "Local Folders" are kept on the server and
> some are not. I've created some of the folders so I assume those are not
> kept on the server. I would like to move some of the mail that is kept
> on the server to an Archive Folder that I created. Can someone tell me
> which ones are kept on the server and which are not. And will this fix
> the mail quota problem? There is quite a bit of mail that I don't want to
> delete and would like to keep in Outlook Express where it is convenient
> to access.
> Thanks,
> Marc

marcew
07-09-2005, 11:20 PM
It is a POP3 account. In my settings I have the "Leave a copy on Server"
unchecked. So why did I receive this message? Do I only need to move my
messages that are in the Inbox to one of the other folders and that will fix
the problem?
Marc

"PA Bear" wrote:

> Assuming you're referring to a POP3 account, the warning (which is coming
> from the mail server, not OE) is about messages in your inbox on the server.
> In POP3 accounts, none of your OE folders point to the server.
>
> OE Tools>Accounts>[mail account]>Properties>Advanced>Delivery (adjust
> settings here accordingly)
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security
>
>
> marcew wrote:
> > I received a warning that I was nearing my mail quota. I assume that
> > some of the folders under the "Local Folders" are kept on the server and
> > some are not. I've created some of the folders so I assume those are not
> > kept on the server. I would like to move some of the mail that is kept
> > on the server to an Archive Folder that I created. Can someone tell me
> > which ones are kept on the server and which are not. And will this fix
> > the mail quota problem? There is quite a bit of mail that I don't want to
> > delete and would like to keep in Outlook Express where it is convenient
> > to access.
> > Thanks,
> > Marc
>
>

M8RIX
07-09-2005, 11:20 PM
Do you have a message rule in place that stops a message from downloading
from the server? Or perhaps an AV program that is preventing downloads of
certain types from the server? Have you asked your ISP about this?

--

Mark N.
"marcew" <marcew@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F869220E-50CE-46FB-9AF5-BA8212B6BA37@microsoft.com...
> It is a POP3 account. In my settings I have the "Leave a copy on Server"
> unchecked. So why did I receive this message? Do I only need to move my
> messages that are in the Inbox to one of the other folders and that will
> fix
> the problem?
> Marc
>
> "PA Bear" wrote:
>
>> Assuming you're referring to a POP3 account, the warning (which is coming
>> from the mail server, not OE) is about messages in your inbox on the
>> server.
>> In POP3 accounts, none of your OE folders point to the server.
>>
>> OE Tools>Accounts>[mail account]>Properties>Advanced>Delivery (adjust
>> settings here accordingly)
>> --
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security
>>
>>
>> marcew wrote:
>> > I received a warning that I was nearing my mail quota. I assume that
>> > some of the folders under the "Local Folders" are kept on the server
>> > and
>> > some are not. I've created some of the folders so I assume those are
>> > not
>> > kept on the server. I would like to move some of the mail that is kept
>> > on the server to an Archive Folder that I created. Can someone tell
>> > me
>> > which ones are kept on the server and which are not. And will this fix
>> > the mail quota problem? There is quite a bit of mail that I don't want
>> > to
>> > delete and would like to keep in Outlook Express where it is convenient
>> > to access.
>> > Thanks,
>> > Marc
>>
>>

PA Bear
07-09-2005, 11:20 PM
You need to figure out how to configure the Delivery options to best suit
your situation.

By leaving messages on the server but not having either of the bottom two
options checked, messages aren't ever deleted from the server unless you do
so manually at the account's online page. Your ISP is telling you that the
account is about to hit the storage limit. This limit includes your online
inbox as well as other folders you've created at the online page (but not in
OE).

IMO you should check (enable) 'Remove from server when deleted from Deleted
Items' option, at minimum.

General OE Caveats:

- Don't use Inbox or Sent Items to archive messages. Move them to local
folders created for this purpose.

- Empty Deleted Items folder daily.

- Disable Background Compacting [N/A in SP2] and frequently perform a manual
compact of all OE folders while "working offline". More at
http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm.

- Your anti-virus application's email scanning feature can also cause
corruption. Disable it. It provides no additional protection.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security

marcew wrote:
> It is a POP3 account. In my settings I have the "Leave a copy on Server"
> unchecked. So why did I receive this message? Do I only need to move my
> messages that are in the Inbox to one of the other folders and that will
> fix the problem?
>
> > Assuming you're referring to a POP3 account, the warning (which is
> > coming from the mail server, not OE) is about messages in your inbox on
> > the server. In POP3 accounts, none of your OE folders point to the
> > server.
> >
> > OE Tools>Accounts>[mail account]>Properties>Advanced>Delivery (adjust
> > settings here accordingly)
> > --
> > marcew wrote:
> > > I received a warning that I was nearing my mail quota. I assume that
> > > some of the folders under the "Local Folders" are kept on the server
> > > and some are not. I've created some of the folders so I assume those
> > > are not kept on the server. I would like to move some of the mail
> > > that is kept on the server to an Archive Folder that I created.
> > > Can someone tell me which ones are kept on the server and which are
> > > not. And will this fix the mail quota problem? There is quite a bit
> > > of mail that I don't want to delete and would like to keep in Outlook
> > > Express where it is convenient to access.
> > > Thanks,
> > > Marc


Which folders are on the server?