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mail not being removed from server

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by Def, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. Def

    Def Well-Known Member

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    Is there anything on the server that would cause downloaded mail from being removed from the server? I have an account that uses Outlook Express to download mail but the 'leave messages on server' option is not enabled.
     
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    Well, the POP3 protocol always errs on the side of caution and will not honour DELE requests unless the POP3 connection is closed properly (with a successful QUIT command). You usually see such problems when either you or the server has a dodgy internet connection that is dropping packets/excessively slow. I guess it could also happen if you're very close to your site disk quota since most POP3 servers make a copy of the mailbox file during a POP3 session with a client.
     
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    Thanks for the info, Chirpy.
     
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