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Re: How to delete mail off the POP server after retrieval?

Yes David, that is what I'm saying. I was afraid that the
all-or-nothing approach is what KMail is following and a quick trip
to bugs.kde.org showed me that someone has filed a wishlist item for

If not having "pseudo-IMAP" (nice neologism) is bothering anyone
else, I suggest you go to http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=49989
and vote for it to be fixed.

It's a little bit embarrassing that KMail doesn't have this feature.
But the bug was filed on 31 Oct. of last year so perhaps it's not in
high demand? AAR, even old Netscape 2.x had this feature way back in
1995, to say nothing of the other major clients.

Obviously it's no showstopper but still.... :)

--- David Bishop <tech@bishop.dhs.org> wrote:
> On Tuesday 28 January 2003 07:13 am, Geert-Jan Hut wrote:
> > On Tuesday 28 January 2003 09:51, Matt Sheffield wrote:
> > > KMail is a very nice program, however, I have not figured out
> if there is
> > > a way to delete messages off my POP account once I have deleted
> them
> > > locally. It seems every email program has this feature, does
> KMail?
> > >
> > > Of course, I may have not poked around sufficiently...
> >
> > In the pop account settings (Settings->Configure KMail->Network).
> Select
> > the pop account you use and you get a screen where you can
> set/reset this
> > option.
> >
> > You really should set this, otherwise your account will
> overflow... For
> > testing purposes (to not lose mail) or in special cases you can
> reset it.
> I *think* his question is slightly different.  Some email clients
> support 
> making pop3 into a pseudo-imap by not deleting emails off the pop
> server at 
> first (i.e., the config option you pointed him to), until you
> delete the 
> email locally (i.e., after filtering, reading, etc.).  So, in case
> that was 
> the question, no, KMail does not support that.  If you want to have
> multiple 
> client access your account, use imap :-)
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