create UI to manage messages on POP server directly



MailNews Core
Networking: POP
15 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: morphine, Assigned: Navin Gupta)


Windows 2000

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2) Gecko/20021126
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2) Gecko/20021126

I use several POP3 accounts and usually have the same stored messages at my
workplace and at home. To do so, I usually leave all messages on the server and
only delete them after they are in "both places". The problem is that I can't
manage my stored messages on POP3 servers, the only option available for
deleting messages is when they get stored in another folder or trashed. A
relatively simple (?) way to solve this would be to have an option on the
right-button click over the message to "delete this message from server" or even
a sub-menu for server-side actions to take on the message. What would be really
cool would be a small, simple UI to query the POP server and manage all the
messages stored there, pretty much like TheBat's (another e-mail client).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

15 years ago
The context menu part is covered by bug 47297

Comment 2

15 years ago
Reporter, There is an option to "Delete messages on the server when they are
deleted or moved from the inbox" in the Account Setting for POP accounts.   As
pointed out in the bug mentioned above for the context menu, it would be nice to
do this on a message per message basis instead of as a default for deleting pop
I just tried the check box and it works for me.  Messages I downloaded from
system 1 and then deleted, did not download from the server when I did Get Msgs
from system 2.  Note: any msgs already downloaded on both systems will not be
deleted on both systems just because you delete them on one system. 

Comment 3

14 years ago
morphing summary to reflect the remaining part of this enhancement request: UI
controlling pop server contents.  Is there any useful "management" function
other than deleting?
Summary: There's no way to manage messages stored in POP servers → create UI to manage messages on POP server directly
Product: MailNews → Core
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