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altv Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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Jan 30, 2013 10:46 AM

I have 2 POP accounts and 2 IMAP accounts in Mail 6.2 (1499), how do I ensure they all leave messages on the server?

 

I was trying to check with my ISP why they were not sending me notice of my monthly bill. They said they were, and gave me the dates of when the missing ones were sent. They went to check my inbox so that they could re-send the offending messages and said there were no messages there! Hence my question, How do I make sure that messages are left on the server? I have looked in Mail/Preferences, and certainly in the POP accounts the Remove copy from Server is unchecked, on the IMAP accounts, there doesn't appear to be a means of leaving on the server, which, in essence, shouldn't worry me because they are different ISP addresses, (1 = icloud and the other is BT.) and only the one address of the POP account is the one the ISP is sending messages to me.

 

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

 

Thanks

 

altv

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion
  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,165 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 11:10 AM (in response to altv)

    There is an option in each POP mail account settings to keep the mail on the server.

  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,165 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 11:18 AM (in response to altv)

    on the IMAP accounts, there doesn't appear to be a means of leaving on the server,

    With IMAP, it's always left on the server.

  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,165 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 9:34 AM (in response to altv)

    IMAP email accounts can be deleted and added back without losing mail. That's one of their main advantages over POP.

     

    Some POP email providers may not want mail accumulating on their servers, so, it is possible that they may not allow it.

     

    I use iCloud as my email account. I have three Comcast accounts that are set to forward, without retaining, copies, to the iCloud account. That way I don't need to pay any attention to monitoring the POP3 Comcast accounts.

     

    I've never been able to understand why anyone prefers using POP3 in lieu of IMAP.

     

    In the rare times, when iCloud has technical issues, I can always use one of my Comcast accounts as a backup.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 4:07 PM (in response to altv)

    altv wrote:

     

    Lanny

     

    I have to say I am truly sick and tired of trying to get this e mail system working. I have tried for a very long time to create an imap account for both my and my wifes normal accounts and do away with the POP accounts.

    Stop before more havoc is created, backup what is left of you and your wifes POP accounts. Then contact the account provider and inquire whether or not Imap is offered as an option, many do not, and if it is not offered you can't use it with any mail client

  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,165 points)

    One last thing you may want to try. Go to this screen in Mail Preferences and use the minus button to remove all of your previous SMTP settings, then use the minus button to delete all of your Mail accounts, then quit and restart Mail and add your email accounts back.

     

    One thing that doesn't automatically happen when you delete accounts in Mail, are the SMTP settings. Thye have to be deleted separately.

     

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  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,165 points)

    Pear-shaped?

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