[Alpine-info] "Leave mail on server"?
chappa at u.washington.edu
Wed Aug 18 13:08:56 PDT 2010
On Wed, 18 Aug 2010, damion.yates at gmail.com wrote:
:) That should be configurable via the settings on the webui. Clients can
:) choose to delete or not, this is common pop3 operation. However as
:) everyone suggests IMAP is much more useful.
Alpine does not delete anything. If *YOU* want to delete, then *YOU* can
do so. Alpine *DOES NOT* delete anything for you, you have to do it for
However, some servers do delete without anyone requesting it (either by an
action initiated by the client on its own, or by the person through the
The option "keep messages in the server" is an option to avoid the client
to delete messages from the server. In the case of Alpine, it does not
delete anything, so there is no reason for this. However, you might argue
that you would like Alpine to DELETE messages from the server instead
(that is, the option should be "[X] delete messages from a pop3 server"),
then in that case, you have to know that neither Alpine nor the server
will keep a copy of the message that has been deleted.
Does this make any sense?
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