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Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by hmott, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. hmott

    hmott Registered

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    I have an email account which I only use for work, and I access it with Thunderbird.

    How can I have the email deleted on the cPanel server once it's on my computer?
  2. cPanelDon

    cPanelDon cPanel Quality Assurance Analyst Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2008
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    Is Thunderbird configured to check your e-mail account via IMAP, or via POP?

    If using IMAP, there will always be a copy on the server, but if using POP then the mail client could be configured to save a copy on the server or remove after downloading.

    Category:Thunderbird - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
    Menu differences in Windows, Linux, and Mac - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
    Creating accounts in Thunderbird for popular email providers - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

    According to the above documentation for Thunderbird:
    Thunderbird doesn't leave a copy on the POP server when it downloads a new message. Check "Tools -> Account Settings -> Server Settings -> Leave messages on server" if you want to be able to access your mail using either Thunderbird or a browser. You may want to set the number of days it keeps a copy to avoid filling up your webmail mailbox
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