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        Robert W. Crane
        AskWoody Plus

        I have windows 10 mail on three desktop computers. When I read and delete mail from one of the computers it disappears from all three machines. I plan to give one of the computers to new owner. Can I just delete the mail programs ( Outlook, Yahoo mail, and Gmail) from that computer without affecting my mail on the remaining two ?

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        Robert W. Crane
        AskWoody Plus

        Solves question myself. Took bull by the horns and removed the email programs from the computer. The remaining computers were unaffected. Email programs continued to function properly on the unchanged computers.

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          Coldheart9020
          AskWoody Lounger

          When I read and delete mail from one of the computers it disappears from all three machines

          This is most likely because you are deleting the email from the email server itself, and not the computer itself. In other words, the emails are stored remotely on whichever email provider’s server you access, and not locally on your machine.

          There may be a way to store the e-mail on the PC itself; there will most likely be a way to do this somewhere in the mail program’s settings.

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        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Windows Mail stores data in “C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Packages\” according to this MS site.

        You will need to Shift Delete files from that location and empty the recycle bin.

        cheers, Paul

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