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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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8.1. Leave Your Messages on the Server

You can configure Windows Live Mail to leave your messages on the server, enabling you to retrieve a message multiple times from different computers.

When you ask Windows Live Mail to retrieve your messages, it contacts your Internet service provider's e-mail server, downloads the messages, and then deletes them from the server. However, there may be times when you do not want the messages deleted. For example, if you are working at home or on the road and want to retrieve your work messages, it is better to leave them on the server so that you can also retrieve them when you return to the office.

Note, however, that most Internet service providers (ISPs) offer a limited amount of e-mail storage space, ...

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