[Alpine-info] "Leave mail on server"?
dwm at xpasc.com
Wed Aug 18 11:54:51 PDT 2010
On Wed, 18 Aug 2010, Eduardo Chappa wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Aug 2010, A Griffith wrote:
> :) I installed Alpine and have it setup with incoming folders for two POP
> :) accounts.
> :) How do you make Alpine leave mail on the server?
> Alpine does not delete the message as a result of retrieving it, it is the
> server that unilaterally does. Unfortunately, Alpine does not cache the
> message either, so using Alpine with that Pop server is a bad combination.
Speaking in general, it is a common feature of other POP3 UAs that the
mail can be left on the server. Its been a couple years since I played
with the protocol so I don't recall the details of how it is done, but
it is possible. I have worked with a number of folks who depended on that
feature to access their email from two different computers ...
Switching to IMAP ... not all ISPs offer IMAP access so it may not be
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