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From: Liz Wallis <>
Subject: Re: Deleting Email at the Server
Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2000 12:32:47 -0400
At 09:04 AM 6/6/00 -0400, you wrote:
>In any case, let's assume you have "leave mail on server" turned on and
you download a message and then move it out of your inbox and into another
folder. Your statement implies that it still remains on the server,
forever. Or maybe you can take some extra step to delete the message from
the server (while keeping it in your other folder)?
In Eudora, the inbox is simply another mailbox (or folder, if that
terminology is more useful). Eudora makes no distinction between mail in
the inbox and mail anywhere else. Apparently QuickMail does. Nor would
removing it from the inbox in Eudora cause any action whatsoever at the
mail server, because the mail server has no idea how I pigeon-hole my
messages. It only know what each user's mail program sends it, and right
now mine is telling it to delete messages after downloading them.
In any case, all three of the email servers I currently use will
definitely, yes, retain all messages forever (or at least until my allotted
space on the server fills up) if I choose the option of not deleting
messages when they are downloaded. This has been the standard for mail
transport software for a long time.
It sounds to me as though QuickMail has some internal setting that tells
the mail server to delete messages once they have been moved out of the
inbox. I'd get another mail program if it were me.
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