[access-uk] Re: Windows Live Mail

  • From: "Saqib" <saqib500@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 18:59:29 -0000

Hi Ibrahim. Thanks for that explanation. I like this way of retrieving e-mail 
as I can check them when ever it suits me on either machine and I don't feel 
obliged to run through them all in a mad hurry when I am short of time. I 
wonder if I can take it a step further and bring in Mail on my phone? I know 
pop3 works on phone but I've never tried Webmail. 

From: Ibrahim Gucukoglu 
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2009 3:42 PM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Windows Live Mail

Hi Saqib.

This is because Hotmail uses a protocol similar to IMAP where all messages are 
stored server side and not downloaded to your computer.  If you moved, read or 
deleted any messages from your inbox, those changes would show up on all 
computers in to which you log in to your mail account, either using mail or 
hotmail on the web.

All the best, Ibrahim.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Saqib 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2009 3:39 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Windows Live Mail

  HI. I'm slightly confused about Windows Live Mail. I'm using my Hotmail 
account and can't tell whether the messages are downloaded to my computer or 
not. The reason why I'm enquiring about this because I was checking my mail 
this morning and left 20 messages in my inbox unread. Later on in the day I 
logged in to the Mail client and I got the messages in which I'd left unread on 
the other machine. I had the 20 messages in which I hadn't read this morning 
plus the new ones that came in. This wouldn't happen with a pop3 account 
because downloaded messages can not be downloaded again on another machine. 

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