imap and pop3

Discussion in 'Mozilla Thunderbird' started by paulmars, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. paulmars

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    I have been using gmail with TB both set to imap for several years. this way I get my preferred user interface and the safety of keeping emails on the server and once in a while accessing my emails from another computer. I dont want to change this.

    Posting this question to gmail forums gets no helpful response.

    In G mail web settings enabling or disabling pop3 is independent of enabling or disabling imap. Why?

    I had thought that I had pop3 disabled, but looking at it now I see it says
    "Status: POP is enabled for all mail that has arrived since 10/31/08"
    "When messages are accessed with POP delete Gmail's copy"

    and below that it is set to
    "Status: IMAP is enabled"

    When I log into my gmail account with the g mail web interface, I see that messages that I have already received w/TB are still there even months/years later. This is IMAP and what I want, but in g mail web
    settings is:
    "Status: POP is enabled for all mail that has arrived since 10/31/08"
    "When messages are accessed with POP delete Gmail's copy"

    What's up?

    tks,pa
     


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