[GRLUG] Thunderbird not leaving mail on server

John-Thomas Richards jtr at jrichards.org
Tue May 8 15:38:08 EDT 2012

On Tue, May 08, 2012 at 01:18:58PM -0400, Eric Beversluis 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? 

To echo what megadave said, and to add very little to the conversation,
IMAP is *designed* to work the way you're intending whereas POP can be
forced to sort of work that way.

> 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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