Mail question about saving inbox

Winstonp

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Jan 2, 2005
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I set up my mail app to download all of my college email. unfortunatly, I only have a 10 megabyte limit, and I constantly have to delete emails.

Any suggestions on how to configure mail so that it downloads the emails and deletes it from the server.


OR: is there away to save the emails in some folder in the program, and delete it from Boston University's mail server.

or any suggestions?
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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In the Mail preferences, under Accounts, select the Advanced tab and the third check-box down should give you an option to delete mail from the server every week or now or whatever you choose. :)
 

Winstonp

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do you know if it will stay in my mail application?

also, is there a way to save all of your mail as a file?
 

Winstonp

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Also, I tried what you told me.

The third box down says "Compact mailboxes automatically" and its checked, and greyed out so I cannot change it,

is this what you mean?
 

yippy

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Mar 14, 2004
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Ah, you are using IMAP to check your mail. IMAP syncs your mailbox with the server. If you switch to POP Mad Jew's answer will make more sense.
 

mad jew

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Yeah sorry, brain fart. I should have said it'll work with POP and I assumed you're using Mail too, not Entourage or something.

Change your account settings to POP or if that can't be done, create a new one which is POP to replace your old one (all other settings should be the same).
 
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