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From: "George W. Durman" <>
Subject: Re: Deleting Email at the Server
Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2000 16:11:44 -0400
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At 01:03 PM 06/06/2000, Scott Anderson wrote:
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On Tuesday, June 6, 2000, Liz Wallis <> wrote:
> 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.
> 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.
I stand corrected in any assertion I made that other POP clients worked any
other way. I expected better of them.
> 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.
Actually, I view this as a feature (maybe because I administer a mail system
:-). It is *not* good for mail to build up on the server forever, especially if
your mail service has quotas. We list admins all know that many do have quotas
because of the bounces we get, and maybe this is one reason why.
Hey! This discussion does have some relevance to this list after all!
S R C A
cott obert ranston nderson
USGenWeb Coordinator, http://www.usgennet.org/usa/oh/county/guernsey/
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