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Can't delete Old Email Address

I am running a Windows 7 Pro 64Bit computer using Outlook 2010 as my mail client. Some time ago, my Service Provider switched my mail system from POP to IMAP. To do this a new email address was created with a (1) at the end. Now the original email address without the suffix (1) still shows in my list of folders, however, when I go into Account Settings it does not appear as an account. The majority of my emails appear in the Inbox for the address with the suffix (1) but strangely I will get the occasional email in the Inbox without the suffix.
Just to muddle things up I decided recently that I didn’t like IMAP because everything was slower so I decided to switch back to POP (I don’t need synchronised emails). To do that I had to create a new account which then had (2) as a suffix, and I deleted the address with (1). However, the address with no number suffix remains.
It is more of a nuisance than a major issue but I am unable to delete this original address. If I right click the account name two of the menu items are greyed out – Close the account and Folder Permissions so I would appreciate some suggestions.

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Well the accounts for email are on the

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email server and you set your client up to connect to that account. If you are still getting emails from that account then it still exists on the email server. I have Road Runner email for Spectrum ISP. My email for Central Florida is ID@cfl.rr.com. I set my client up as POP by identifying the incomeing and outgoing servers. I can access my account using a browser using webmail.cfl.rr.com. Once i get to the server I can update my setting and view the emails on the server. Now I have my email set not to delete from the server so I can view on multiple devices. Because I have a storage limit 100 MB I have to login to this site and delete emails about once a week you it will fill up. Now you should be able to delete the account on the email server then delete it fron your client. I would good how to remove an email address in (whatever email client you are using.) Now it will stay on the server unless you delete the account there also.

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Service Provided Fixed

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Thanks for your suggestion. I was uncertain how to access my server so in the end had to resort to calling the technical support department of my service provider. I gave them access to my PC and after opening various screens and deleting entries they were able to delete this unwanted address..

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Contacts Lost

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Just a post script to my last email. One of the side effects of deleting the email address without the suffix (2) is that I lost all my contacts which must have been specifically associated with that profile, although they were certainly there when I was sending emails with the address ending with (2). Fortunately, I have the contacts on my old Windows XP computer and I will import them from that PC.

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