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How to Setup Outlook to NOT leave mail on the server


Outlook 2007 / 2010 / 2013:

  1. In Outlook 2007:
    • Go to Tools, Account Settings in Outlook 2007;
  2. In Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013:
    • Go to File, Account settings
  3. Select the Email account, click Change (or double-click on the email account)
  4. Click More Settings
  5. Go to the Advanced tab – leave on server settings are in the lower section (uncheck)


In Outlook 2013 and older:

  1. Tools, Email Accounts
  2. Select View or Change Existing Accounts
  3. Select the Email account, click Change
  4. Click More Settings
  5. Advanced tab – lower section


Please note that removing emails from the server does NOT remove them from your outlook. However, you will no longer be able to download them again in the future. Make sure you backup any email you wish to keep if you need to re-install outlook for some reason.

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