How does Outlook know what's been downloaded?

September 9, 2011 at 21:36:36
Specs: Windows XP
How does it track what messages have already been downloaded. Would really like to know....

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#1
September 11, 2011 at 08:17:21
After downloading messages, Outlook deletes those messages from your email provider's mail server. That's why the same messages don't get downloaded next time Outlook connects to the server.

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#2
September 11, 2011 at 11:01:02
No, incorrect because they are still on the server.

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#3
September 11, 2011 at 12:17:50
if you use pop3 setting for your account then it will be in server but if you use imap it will be deleted from server :P

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#4
September 14, 2011 at 12:55:56
The downloaded emails are associated with your Outlook profile. The data is hidden and not really accessible in any way.

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#5
September 16, 2011 at 23:13:53
nobody has explained this yet

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#6
September 17, 2011 at 16:59:19
I answered your question.

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#7
October 19, 2011 at 21:05:01
I found this answer on another forum:
"You can configure it to leave it on the server, in which case it keeps track of the UIDL of the last downloaded message so that it knows which ones it already has, and only downloads new ones. If you have it configured this way and the UIDL is being lost, that would cause it to download all messages again."

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