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Deleting an IMAP account on my S21 but not from the email server

(Topic created on: 19-04-2022 04:21 PM)
crashbarrier
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Greetings one and all,

Not long after getting my new S21 I discovered that having set up my email as an IMAP account then any emails that I delete will also delete them from my PC as well as the source email server. This I have found out is a feature of IMAP but not POP3. Subsequently, I now have emails building up on my phone which I have viewed and dealt with elsewhere. So, my question is a simple one for those who know and understand this stuff:-

Can I just delete the email account(IMAP) from my phone but not have any effect on the source email server? 

As a precaution, I have backed up the emails as a .pst file via Outlook(PC))

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papashaun
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Yes that should be fine to just deletet the account on the phone I have done that in the past with no effect on the email server
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crashbarrier
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papashaun,

Thanks for your response and the good news. I previously had an S10 and I had my email accounts on it with no issues. I could delete, forward and send emails to my hearts content but this new S21 just doesn't want to play ball. To be honest I really wish I hadn't bothered getting it and stuck with my old phone. Progress, eh!

 

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Richmar83
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Yes, deleting the IMAP account on your phone won't affect the email account it relates to as you are only removing the physical IMAP connection between device and host server.
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crashbarrier
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Richmar83,

Many thanks. Your confirmation that it's OK to do makes me feel a lot better. Two years ago I managed to let my virus software delete every email that I had ever received going back years and years and I really didn't want to do a similar thing again. 

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