Windows 7 - storage folders

Asked By tech_01 on 06-Nov-08 01:28 PM
I don't understand what is the difference between using storage folders and
just creating subfolder under my account name. for example, I receive emails
from Gmail in my windows live mail program and I create subfolders under
inbox in my Gmail account to move the emails to their respective folder. so
my question is, what is the difference between moving emails into the
folders I create in this way and moving them to the storage folders? after
all, using both methods saves the emails to my computer anyways. any help or
tips will be appreciated.




Aski replied on 06-Nov-08 02:47 PM
Hi tech_01

You're right since the structure is identical.
The only possible problem would occur in case of account accidentally
deleted .
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Regards

Aski
MVP Windows Desktop Experience
Gary VanderMolen replied on 06-Nov-08 05:04 PM
If an account is inadvertently deleted, WLM wipes out all the folders
and emails under that account. Items stored under Storage folders are
safe from that event.

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Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
Michael Santovec replied on 06-Nov-08 05:54 PM
It depends on several things,

If an IMAP or HTTP (Hotmail) account, folders created in an account get
replicated back to the server and then to any other computers using the
same IMAP or HTTP account.

For a POP3 account, any folders created in the account will only be in
that PC.

As Gary mentioned, if you delete a POP3 account in WLM, all the related
folders get deleted, but Storage folders do not.

When you switch to newsgroup mode, you can have Storage folders
accessible/searchable, but not any mail account folders.

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Mike - http://pages.prodigy.net/michael_santovec/techhelp.htm
...winston replied on 07-Nov-08 12:01 AM
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option).

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...winston
ms-mvp mail


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