[Alpine-info] "Leave mail on server"?
mbmiller+l at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 14:46:28 PDT 2010
On Wed, 18 Aug 2010, Eduardo Chappa wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Aug 2010, David Morris wrote:
> :) > 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.
> No matter which program you use, the Gmail pop3 server will remove the
> message from the server once it is retrieved. This has nothing to do
> with Alpine. Alpine leaves messages in the server, the server is the one
> deleting them.
I know that isn't true, at least not always, because I use Gmail with POP3
(via fetchmail and via Palm Pre) and it never deletes anything. Part of
the Google business model is to keep all of your data for mining purposes.
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