Is this a new feature in Mail, or am I getting a miraculous bug?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jade Cambell, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Jade Cambell macrumors 6502

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    I use pair networks as my email server. I just set myself up in Mac OS X Mail, and one of the first things I noticed is that when I make any kind of change in the Mail program, it mirrors it in my inbox at pair.com.

    This seemed magical, amazing, but not exactly logical. When I create a new mailbox in mac os x mail, how can in create it on the pair server automatically? When I delete emails in Mail, it deletes them off of pair.. I know that it didn't used to do this a few years ago when I saw my friends using the same system. They'd have to go onto the pair website once in a while and clean up the mess that would accumulate there because they'd only manage their email on their computer and not in the web browser.

    Is this a brand new amazing feature, or is it just a bug that will get "fixed"?

    Thanks.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Sounds like how it works with .Mac. This probably means you are using IMAP which is designed to work like this instead of POP3 which isn't.
     
  3. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like your mail account is IMAP, not POP. IMAP is "miraculous" like that :)
     

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