popping using Mail.app

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by chibianh, Jun 26, 2002.

  1. chibianh macrumors 6502a


    Nov 6, 2001
    Hi all. I've been using Mail for popping my email. However, I do not want it to delete it from the server. Is there any way I can make it delete off the server when I delete it locally? Or does it do that automatically? On other email programs, there is an option for the user to delete it on the server if deleted locally. thanks.

  2. AlphaTech macrumors 601


    Oct 4, 2001
    Natick, MA
    When you set up your email account within Mail there is a second tab there labeled "Account Options". Within that, you can tell it to either 'delete messages on server after downloading' or not (simple check box).

    Be careful about leaving email up on the server though. It could fill up your inbox and prevent any additional mail from arriving. I have made a few folders within Mail to store email that I want to keep, and to pull it from the server. You might want to do something similar.

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