[CS-FSLUG] Hmmm, something not good with IMAP

Tim Young Tim.Young at LightSys.org
Mon Mar 23 07:56:26 CDT 2009

IMAP also has a setting where it works just like POP, downloading the 
email to your computer and deleting it from the server. So that could be 
a third option... :)

But it should be an email client setting, not something with IMAP.

- Tim Young

Stephen J. McCracken wrote:
> David McGlone wrote:
>> Has anyone seen any of the following symptoms with IMAP
>> If I fetch my mail on one or the other computer, there isn't a copy on the 
>> other.
>> just a few minutes ago, there was mail in my IMAP folder that Kontact 
>> automatically created, I clicked on a different folder, then went back to the 
>> IMAP folder and I watched all my messages disappear.
>> I have no idea where they went.
>> I also sent Ron a reply from my laptop, and that mail ended up on my desktop 
>> with no copy on my laptop.
> Sounds like one of two things:
> 1 - One computer is really using POP rather than IMAP and
> downloading/deleting the messages from the server. (Or any computer
> pointed to the box fetching with POP3.)
> 2 - The settings are such that only unread messages are shown, so when
> you read the message on one computer it is marked as read and not shown
> on the other.
> sjm
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