Office Outlook - lost aol email

March 21, 2009 at 11:11:51
Specs: Windows XP, 450/256
I decided to sync up my office outlook today and set up my aol amd gmail accounts. Now i have lost all my emails in my original inboxes from those accounts. If I delete these newly set up accounts in outlook will all the emails go back on the server or are they lost forever/
I wished I hadnt done it now. How can I revert to what I had before I messed about with outlook.
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#1
March 21, 2009 at 11:50:22
Did you download the AOL and Gmail messages to Outlook? If you want to get these both places (web access and Outlook), then you'll need to configure the accounts to leave mail on server.

And, no. You won't restore anything to the server if you delete the email accounts.

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#2
March 21, 2009 at 16:27:55
Yes I did. How can I set to leave email on server for both gmail and aol accounts please? Thanks

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#3
March 22, 2009 at 05:43:34
If you go into the settings for the accounts, click on the "More Settings" Advanced Tab. You can set it there.

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#4
March 22, 2009 at 05:47:43
Thanks. Managed that in outlook but cant find it in aol settings anywhere. Also it doesnt mean that all my emails will go back in my aol inbox...does it? Somehow i have to import them back into aol or export them from outlook??? How can I do this please? Thanks

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#5
March 23, 2009 at 03:25:38
Can I bump this up please? Now I darent even open office outlook at all..had 2 emails this morning from people I didnt even send emails to saying they received emails from my aol addy withnothing in them!! I wished I have never used outlook. If I used system restore woulkd it all go back to the way it was? What if I deleted the accounts I set up in outlook. Thanks

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#6
March 23, 2009 at 06:32:18
"Also it doesnt mean that all my emails will go back in my aol inbox...does it" As I already said, if the emails were removed from the server, then stopping using Outlook will not put them back up there. Only new ones will be delivered to your AOL mailbox.

"I didnt even send emails to saying they received emails from my aol addy withnothing in them!!" That has nothing to do with Outlook. Your email address is probably being spoofed, which is why people think emails are coming from you when they aren't.

If you want to stop using Outlook, and still want all those emails up on the AOL server, then you'll have to send/forward them to your aol account.

I think you're jumping the gun. If you have mail set to leave it on the server, then it will leave the mail on the AOL server. I'd recommend sticking with Outlook.

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#7
March 23, 2009 at 06:43:27
I am being spoofed? Now why should that happen the day I change to outlook?
I havent got office outlook on anything other than this pc. Any other machines I use only have outlook express.

Is there a way to copy/paste the entire lot somewhere and put it back in aol.
I contacted microsoft for live help. They sent me to a link that said it couldnt be resolved only if I copied/pasted. Hmm??

Thanks


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#8
March 23, 2009 at 08:42:35
Unfortunately this is what has been happening re the blank emails.

http://facstaff.gpc.edu/~jbenson/re...


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#9
March 23, 2009 at 10:14:23
So you're saying the recipients are getting winmail.dat files instead of text and/or attachments? You keep adding to your issue. Are you sending emails to these people or not?

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#10
March 23, 2009 at 14:02:04
No I am loathe to open outlook until I know how to put my emails back in my aol box and as theres over a 100 that are important to me I think forwrding them in bulk lots will leave me with a headache once they arrive in my aol inbox.
Those dat files must have gone out the first day I tried to forward 5 of my most important emails back to aol. Strange thing is 2 of the recipients of the dat files were NOT sent any emails by me....stranger thing is it happened the same day I gave remote access to a microsoft technician!

I just wished I'd never synced my outlook up to my aol and gmail inboxes....big mistake.

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