From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:0.9.2) Gecko/20010712 BuildID: 2001071209 There should be a checkbox under "Leave messages on server" saying something like "Download only new messages" so that you can re-download previously downloaded messages. Currently it appears that if you check "Leave messages ..." but not "Delete when deleted locally" then download your mail there is no way to subsequently cause those messages to be removed from the server. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Check "Leave messages on server" but not "Delete when deleted locally" 2. Download messages 3. Un-check "Leave messages" 4. Attempt to re-download those messages so as to remove from server Actual Results: Mozilla reports "There are no new messages on the server" Expected Results: Old messages downloaded then deleted from server. If someone wants to use a pop3 account to receive mail at several pc's by making use of "Leave messages on server" they may eventually end up with a lot of messages they are unable to remove from the server. 5MB free accounts will begin to fill up.
Reporter, When you create a new profile and check 'leave messages on the server' a copy of every message that you have on the server is left on the server as well as downloaded too. If you do not want to keep these messages on the server then create a new profile and uncheck 'leave messages on the server' so all the messages will get downloaded to your hard disk and no messages are left on the server. As you mentioned in your steps below if your trying to accomplish this with one profile it is not going to work. If you say first leave mssgs on the server and went and downloaded the mail ofcourse those 10 mails that you downloaded will be on the server. Onwards in the same profile if you go and uncheck the option then messages from 11 to what ever will not be on the server. But the first 10 will be on the server. If you want to get rid of the first 10 mssgs then create a new account and uncheck the pref 'leave mssgs on the server' and download those 10 mssgs and they will be out of the server. This is not a bug.
Sheela, I do this with Pegasus Mail (a very good free email client) and I only have one profile. There is a checkbox which says "Download only unread mail" which I can uncheck to get all of my mail including previously downloaded messages. Of course Pegasus also allows you to examine message headers without downloading and select them for deletion from the server. This would be a nice addition, but the checkbox would be sufficient. I would like to switch to Mozilla completely for my email due to it's very good IMAP client.
This is a request for enhancement based on reporters comments.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Assignee: naving → sspitzer
sorry for the spam. making bugzilla reflect reality as I'm not working on these bugs. filter on FOOBARCHEESE to remove these in bulk.
Assignee: sspitzer → nobody
My gosh I had forgotten about this. I don't even use POP3 any more and don't care a bit about this. I'm willing to stipulate that this will never be fixed (assuming it hasn't been) and am there for marking it WONTFIX. Somoeone else can open another one if they care about it.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
wontfix is reserved for developers. opting for INCOMPLETE
Resolution: WONTFIX → INCOMPLETE
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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