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Patti McKeiver

I set up my email account in windows mail and it moved all my inbox items
over to windows mail. I no longer want to go through windows mail for my
e-mail, and just want to use Yahoo Mail. If I remove my windows e-mail
account, will I lose all the items in my inbox? Will I be able to once again
open my email through Yahoo?
 
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Ronin

No and yes. Nothing will happen to your existing emails unless you delete
them or the delete files that store them. You will have no problem viewing
your email at Yahoo!, either. All you need to do is this:

In Windows Mail, go to Tools>Accounts. Double-click your email account, then
uncheck the box at bottom that says to "Include this account when receiving
mail or synchronizing.) Click OK and close Windows Mail. Now, if you decide
you want to download the emails from Yahoo! (which you might want to do from
time to time), go back and put a check mark in that box, click OK and then
Send/Receive. Note that this will only download mail from the Inbox at
Yahoo!. If you have mail stored in other folders online, you need to move
them to the Inbox in order to download them using Windows Mail.
 
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Patrick Keenan

Patti McKeiver said:
I set up my email account in windows mail and it moved all my inbox items
over to windows mail. I no longer want to go through windows mail for my
e-mail, and just want to use Yahoo Mail. If I remove my windows e-mail
account, will I lose all the items in my inbox? Will I be able to once
again
open my email through Yahoo?

Windows mail does not prevent you from reading mail within Yahoo mail - and
unless your Yahoo account is a non-US account, you've paid for a Premium
account that allows POP access; otherwise, you would be unable to use
windows mail to read it.

I take it from your message that your Yahoo web mail inbox is now cleared,
and the contents are now in Windows Mail. This is the default behaviour
for all POP mail clients - as messages are downloaded, they are deleted from
the server.

There's an Advanced Options setting to Leave Messages On The Server, and for
X Days. Change this setting, and your POP client will stop deleting
messages.

As for putting the downloaded messages back - this *is* sort of possible,
*if* the mail server supports IMAP. In that case, you copy the downloaded
messages to an offline folder, create a new IMAP account, then copy the
offline messages to the inbox. This restores them to the server (not
instantly). However, AFAIK, Yahoo does not support IMAP.

As to using your mail from Yahoo, simply stop using Windows Mail, or delete
the account setup.
 
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Gary VanderMolen [MVP]

By default Windows Mail deletes emails from the server after they are
successfully downloaded. You can change that setting in Windows Mail,
(as Ronin said), but that will only affect future incoming emails. There is
no easy way to restore already downloaded emails back to the Yahoo
server. You would have to forward them to yourself individually.
 

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