Setting email time limit in BT Internet accounts

  tallboy 19:39 07 Mar 2012

I have recently moved house & have switched my ISP from Talktalk to BT Internet, as Talktalk told me that they wouldn't be able to give me a line for another 2 years or so since our new house was not on their property database.

I wish to have my email messages held on the ISP server deleted 20 days after they have been transferred to my PC, to limit the number that get transferred to my netbook when I am away on holiday. (i.e. Delete all those that have been read / dealt with on my main PC.)

This can be easily set on Talktalk, but for the life of me, I can't find an equivalent option on BT Internet. Does anyone know how to do it, or do all your messages have to be deleted on-by one on BT Internet?

  northumbria61 21:06 07 Mar 2012

I have BT and I have never found an option to do that either.

I don't know what Email client you are using to read your emails but the option to do that should be within your Email program and not The BT Server.

For instance I use Incredimail and have 2 options within that program -

  1. Leave a copy of messages on server (tick or untick)
  2. Remove from Server after -- days (Can choose any number of days up to a maximum of 100 days)
  tallboy 21:30 07 Mar 2012

Thanks for replying northumbria61. I use Windows Live Mail. I've just had a look in the options for that client and indeed you can set the time limit there - which I will now do.


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