Re: Email Question

Pamela Dominguez

I like pop three, but the person who set up this computer switched me. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: chris judge
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2021 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Email Question

Agreed. That's why I suggested she switch her account to IMap. I'd never recommend using pop 3.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: July 29, 2021 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Email Question

Hi Chris,

That is true, but you should probably switch to imap from pop3 to prevent the messages being downloaded over and over each time you use Thunderbird. If you leave the copies on the server using pop3, then you will keep getting them over and over using pop3. Better to switch all accounts to imap. Imap knows when all devices using the account have downloaded the messages and then you can individually delete each message on each device.

On 7/29/2021 4:47 AM, chris judge wrote:
Hi Shelly.

It sounds like you have thunderbird set to use pop 3, and that the option to leave a copy of your mail on the server is not checked, thus when you open thunderbird it's downloading all the mail and taking it off the server.
Others might have different info. I don't know thunderbird so others will have to assist you with changing it, but I'm guessing you will have to remove your account from thunderbird and set it up as IMap.


Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of
Shelly Kane
Sent: July 29, 2021 5:29 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Email Question

Hi Group:

I have a complicated question about my email and hope someone can answer this. I tried putting my email account on my phone last night so I can start looking at it and not get on the computer all the time. So after I got it all set up, it worked great. The mail downloaded just fine and I wanted to make sure it still worked in Thunderbird because I use the computer more. It downloaded in Thunderbird just fine but here's the problem. When I went back on the phone to see if the mail was in both places, Thunderbird blocked it. My phone had no email on there. It was wiped clean. This happens also when I download mail into Thunderbird and I go to my gmail account on the web you can't see the mail on google either if it's already in Thunderbird. Do any of you know why this keeps happening and is there anything simple I can do about it? Thanks in advance for any help.


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