IMAP and mails app, do they save emails

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Merkyworks, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Merkyworks macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
    so i had a little scare about a month ago. im on an IMAP mail server and the server crashed and when i went to look at my emails they were all gone. I have numerious folders and emails in those folders and they were all lost. luckily the admins were able to get the servers back up and restore all my emails:D. now that i have my new MB im using the mail app to check my emails and im wondering if the server ever went out again would all the emails that i have on my comp be lost again because its an IMAP account?
  2. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2005
    Manchester UK
    I believe that any emails you have downloaded will remain on your Mac. You can try a quick experiment by disconnecting from the internet and seeing if you can still read some of them. This is essentially what will happen if your server goes down.

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