[GRLUG] Thunderbird not leaving mail on server
megadave at gmail.com
Tue May 8 13:26:52 EDT 2012
IMAP lets you manage whats in your mail account. It never deletes it,
until YOU tell it to. ANd when you delete it, there arent stray copies
stored on other machines.
You always get the exact same view of your mailbox and folders (and
IMAP supports storing folders on the server, too, unlike POP)
I would never access email via POP. Although to be honest, I don't use
standalone email apps like thunderbird either.
I used pine against a local mailspool until I was in a situation where
I couldn't do that for a while (about ten years ago), I tried Gmail,
and since then I can't stand to use anything else (and I used to hate
webmail more than POP) pretty much every other webmail implementation
I've ever seen (both other free webservices such as hotmail/yahoo/etc
as well as self-hosted webmail apps the names of which I no longer
recall).. is horribly unusable to me.
On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 1:18 PM, Eric Beversluis
<ebever at researchintegration.org> wrote:
> It looks like Thunderbird at some point changed the account on the Win
> box to IMAP. (When T'bird did an upgrade?--I'm quite sure the account
> was set up as POP.)
> I like the way POP has worked: I can access mail from other boxes when I
> want to but it stays on the server till I download to my main Evolution
> mail client on the Linux box. And it doesn't disappear when I delete it
> from a client on a different box. What reason would there be to change
> my main account to IMAP rather than changing the Win/Thunderbird client
> to POP?
> On Tue, 2012-05-08 at 12:52 -0400, megadave wrote:
>> I assume this is POP. POP is a horrid protocol. Looks like your email
>> host supports IMAP, I would strong consider using that instead of POP.
>> On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 12:50 PM, Eric Beversluis
>> <ebever at researchintegration.org> wrote:
>> > I thought I had set up my Thunderbird mail on my Win box to leave the
>> > mail on the server so it would then download to my main linux box. But
>> > now I'm finding that the mail, once downloaded to the Windows mail,
>> > isn't coming to the Linux box. When I look under tools/account settings,
>> > I can't find the usual checkbox to "leave mail on server." Why would
>> > this be gone?
>> > Thanks.
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