Mail Help

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Stridder44, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

    Stridder44

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    #1
    I notice that Mail deletes messages server side and stores them on your computer. Is there anyway to have it not delete messages server side?
     
  2. crees! macrumors 68000

    crees!

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    Open Mail Preferences, choose the account this is happening in, click the Advanced tab, then there is a "remove copy from server..." checkbox. Uncheck that and you should be good.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    That's the right answer, assuming you're using POP3. If that doesn't work, there may be an issue with the way the server handles its POP requests (e.g. GMail does the opposite -- in spite being told to delete messages, it completely ignores this request).

    Note that if you have IMAP, you don't see that option, and I'm not really sure that there is any way to do that. The model of IMAP is that your inbox is held on the server and that you act on the server copy of the inbox whenever you make a change. Any e-mail stays on the server as long as it's in a server folder such as the inbox, but if it gets moved out, it happens on the server too.
     
  4. Stridder44 thread starter macrumors 68040

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