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Windows Live Mail

    Question

  • I've been having some issues with Windows Live Mail 2012 and I want to uninstall the program and reinstall it. Will I lose all my stored emails from my account if I do this?
    Friday, February 05, 2016 3:53 PM

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  • That depends almost entirely on whether you're using POP or IMAP to download your mail.

    If it's IMAP then the answer is no.  Messages are not deleted from the server unless they're deleted from the WLM client.

    If it's POP then you need to look at how you asked WLM to handle things with the server.  It is possible to delete messages from the server upon download to the WLM client, and if you've been doing that they're gone, gone, gone from the server and will disappear if you completely uninstall WLM.

    Monday, February 08, 2016 1:39 AM