Emails still on Spectrum server after sent to Thundbird

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DIY_Person
DIY_Person Posts: 2 Spectator

I use Thunderbird to receive emails. I'll get them, then discover that they're still sitting on the Spectrum email server, then I have to tediously delete them. How to fix this?

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  • HT_Greenfield
    HT_Greenfield Posts: 736 Contributor
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    I take it that you're used to how POP3 (instead of IMAP) works when it's optionally set for incoming messages to be immediately deleted from the server once downloaded by the POP3 client. Only if that's true and only if you are indeed using POP3 instead of IMAP, find out what that's set to and change it to whatever you want e.g. immediately or after so many days versus e.g. never.

    Also be aware that Spectrum terminated any guidance-type of support for POP3 years ago so you'd be pretty much on your own with it as far as Spectrum email goes but if you've been using it for years and have years-worth of email saved up in Thunderbird that is no longer on the server, then you might want to keep on keepin' on with it if you can, anyway. On the other hand, if you haven't been saving email in a POP3 client or you don't care about any email you may have downloaded in a POP3 client that's no longer on the server, and aren't ever going to need any more than 5 GB worth of email saved up, then you'd consider switching to the preferred (per se) IMAP and forget about it; what you see in the IMAP client is what you got on the server and vice versa.

  • DIY_Person
    DIY_Person Posts: 2 Spectator
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    I was correctly set to POP3, but there were also some Thunderbird tick boxes that were selected to leave the messages on the server. I corrected that. Thanks.