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(Resolved) Seamonkey Mail and Aol Mail

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Kenneth B
 
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Post Posted April 4th, 2017, 9:20 am

When I download messages from AOL, they go to the Seamonkey Inbox and are deleted from the AOL server. When I delete a message, it goes into Seamonkey Trash and also is sent back to the AOL server Trash.
How do I stop mail from being returned to the AOL server?
Last edited by DanRaisch on April 6th, 2017, 4:40 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post Posted April 4th, 2017, 7:44 pm

POP3 or IMAP?
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Post Posted April 5th, 2017, 4:03 am

POP3

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Post Posted April 5th, 2017, 5:16 pm

(I know nothing of AOL, & little of mail at that.)


> When I download messages ... they ... are deleted from the AOL server

Are you sure they're actually deleted & not simply marked as (downloaded|read) & hidden from user view?


> When I delete a message ... and also is sent back to the AOL server Trash

Are you sure it is actually being "sent back" to AOL, & not simply once again becoming "visible" on the server (AOL) end, while being move into a "trash bin" again on AOL's end?


What are your "LMOS" (leave message on server) settings in SeaMonkey Mail?
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Post Posted April 5th, 2017, 5:33 pm

What are your "LMOS" (leave message on server) settings in SeaMonkey Mail?

therube is referring to menu path Window->Mail & Newsgroups->Edit->Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings->Server Settings->Leave messages on server.

Whether the server moves messages to the server Trash folder is controlled by the server. You may be able to find settings in AOL (accessing the account through a browser) that determine what is done when a message is deleted by an email client, such as Thunderbird.

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Post Posted April 6th, 2017, 4:21 am

Thank you both for your comments which inspired me to run a controlled test that revealed that AOL moves all downloaded messages to AOL TRASH. Since this is not a Seamonkey problem, I consider this solved for this forum.

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