How do you NOT leave copy on the server when using IMAP?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by TheRussian, Jun 13, 2013.

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  1. TheRussian

    TheRussian Registered Member

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    Ok you use program to check your email over IMAP. Which basically syncs you in real time with the mail on the server.
    Now how we download the email without leaving a copy on the server?
    Right now when i delete something from the server it immediatelly disappears from the client as well.
     
  2. PaulyDefran

    PaulyDefran Registered Member

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    Make local folders and drag the emails to them.

    PD
     
  3. TheRussian

    TheRussian Registered Member

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    Hm, can this be automated?
     
  4. Electro Gypsy

    Electro Gypsy Registered Member

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    Depends upon the service and the client

    Deletion isn't difficult in theory, but some implementations of the process can result in conflict and emails not getting deleted, but not being recoverable either, so that they can't be deleted

    Best to look into the available options on both the server and client sides and then check forums for known issues involving both before you take the plunge
     
  5. pajenn

    pajenn Registered Member

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    all the more reason to use encryption for emails.
     
  6. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    It's always best to assume that there are copies.
     
  7. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    Depends on the client. I use Claws Mail and I can set up a filter or processing rule to move messages to a local folder; which accomplishes the desired result. Message is removed from the server and stored locally.
     
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