Skip to comments.Moziila Thundebird Question
Posted on 09/27/2020 4:29:08 PM PDT by 50sDad
Im looking for some computer help. I(n the past, I've used Mozilla Thunderbird as an email vacuum, so that every time I run it its soaks up all the email in my regular email account, and then deletes those from my regular web mail account.
Ive done it like this in the past, but I had a system crash, and Im reinstalling Thunderbird on one of my machines so that I can use it again to soak up email and then delete it from my email account. Ive got it so that duplicates emails from my account, but cant seem to find the little switch that will make it delete them from my email account.
It might be a function of Thunderbird, or maybe I need to set up my email with my provider in a different way. Anyone have any suggestions on how to do this with Thunderbird?
Check into if that is what you want.
IMAP is said to be better, but you seem to use POP. Go to your gmail account online, and hit the gear icon on the top right, then hit the Forwarding and Pop/IMAP tab, and select your preferences.
In T-bird, go to Tools>Account settings and hit Server settings, then choose what you want.
In Thuderbird click on your account name in the left panel. From the screen that pops up Choose “View settings” under account. (I believe you can also get to this by right clicking on the account name and choosing the option.
Now in the menu that pops up then select “Server Settings” under the account name.
Now uncheck the box that says “Leave Messages on server”.
This is for Pop accounts only.
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