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what does the .Sent folder do?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by bazza33, Aug 14, 2016.

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  1. bazza33

    bazza33 Registered

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    Can anyone tell me what the .Sent folder does? I was told "The messages in the Sent folder will stay there indefinitely unless deleted manually" This doesn't sound correct, I can't see this working for POP account but maybe for IMAP account??
    Can anyone help, or point me to any documentation on this folder and its purpose? thanks
     

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    It stores your sent emails.

    This is correct. Its a folder like any other, in order for emails to get deleted from any folder, they have to be deleted.
     
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    Hello,

    Keep in mind that messages that you download via POP3 are not automatically saved on the cPanel server unless you have configured your email client to preserve them. That said, your email client may not automatically download the ".Sent" message folder, so those messages may in-fact remain on the server until you manually remove them.

    Thank you.
     
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