I don't use it so I had to do a bit of a search, but I know Fetchmail does it, here's a relevent snippet from the FAQ, at http://www.catb.org/~esr/fetchmail/fetchmail-FAQ.html#O4

"The other (which we recommend) is to switch to IMAP. IMAP has an explicit expunge command and fetchmail normally uses it to delete messages immediately after they are downloaded."

And yes, if you want to use IMAP as a POP-type service, you'd have to save to local folders. If wouldn't have to be "manual" though, depending on the mail client I suppose.

I've never used Fetchmail, so please don't ask me any Fetchmail questions ;).

Adam Hooper

Evren Yurtesen wrote:

how do you delete messages from server? :) next time you check your
emails, your mail client would delete all from your inbox too...
unless you move them to another folder manually (probably a local folder)

On Thu, 14 Aug 2003, Adam Hooper wrote:

Chris Shenton wrote:

Because when you're on travel, your mail is inaccessible on those PCs,
whether at work or at home.  With IMAP you can leave mail on server,
organize it into folders, search it, etc.

Sure, it the server has to pay for disk, but in a corporate setting,
one would pay for disk whether it's on a server or a desktop.  A
server, hopefully, would be backed up so you should lose mail if you
lose a system.

*OR* with IMAP you can download messages and delete them from the server just like with POP. I've always felt that IMAP just makes up for the deficiencies in POP -- it allows all the same activities, as well as so much more.

Adam Hooper

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