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How To Clean Up POP3 Emails On Your Server


You can log in to your Sozo Hosting Email accounts and delete your emails manually.  Do this by clicking on this link:  and login with your email id and your password.  After logging in, click all the rows of emails you need to delete and click on the DELETE Link on the screen email header (left side).  Make sure you then click on the PURGE DELETED Link on the screen email header (right side) to permenately delete your emails.

What Are The Automatic Email Clean Up Options With Use of Microsoft Outlook

When you retrieve e-mail messages from a POP3  e-mail account  the messages are deleted from the e-mail server by default after they are downloaded to your computer. For many people, this works great.  Note: POP3 is a very common protocol that is used to retrieve e-mail messages from an Internet e-mail server.  Sozo Hosting email accounts use the POP3 protocol.

However, if you need to check your e-mail from multiple computers you use, you must configure Microsoft Outlook to not delete the messages on your e-mail server. This scenario is most common for people who want to check their home Internet service provider (ISP)e-mail account from work and download the messages for permanent storage on their home computer.

When you leave messages on the Sozo Hosting e-mail server, you can choose from several options to delete your e-mail messages. To make your choice, you need to consider several factors about your e-mail usage, such as how long you want the e-mail messages to be accessible from multiple computers and the storage limits imposed by your e-mail server administrator. If you exceed your Sozo Hosting storage limit, you might be unable to receive new messages or might be charged additional fees. Typically, it is best to have one computer set to the default setting that doesn't leave e-mail messages on the e-mail server. When you use the computer to retrieve your e-mail messages, they are downloaded and deleted from the e-mail server. If you choose not to do this, Outlook allows you to select a time duration for leaving e-mail messages on the server.

  1. On the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts.
  2. Click View or change existing e-mail accounts, and then click Next.
  3. Select your ISP account, and then click Change.
  4. Click More Settings.
  5. Click the Advanced tab, and under Delivery, select the Leave a copy of messages on the server check box.

Internet E-mail Settings dialog box

  1. Select one of the following options:
    • Remove from server after x days E-mail messages are downloaded to your computer but remain on the e-mail server for the number of days that you specify. This is the most common setting for people who want to read their messages at work but also download them for permanent storage on their home computer. We recommend that you choose the smallest number of days that suits your needs. The longer you leave messages on your e-mail server, the greater the risk of exceeding your mailbox size quota.
    • Remove from server when deleted from 'Deleted Items' E-mail messages are downloaded to your computer but also remain on the e-mail server indefinitely until you delete the e-mail message in Outlook and empty the Deleted Items folder. Just deleting the message doesn't remove the message from the e-mail server.

If you do not select either check box, messages are left on the server indefinitely. You can eventually exceed your mailbox quota, unless you connect to the e-mail server from another computer that has Outlook configured to remove messages from the e-mail server.

  1. Click OK, and then click Finish.