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when I configer a pop account to leave messages till i delete them does that mean that if I delete them from thunderbird it will delete them from yahoo mail

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I use a pop account in conjunction with yahoo mail. I only want messages deleted from my yahoo account if I delete them while in the yahoo account and I only want messages deleted from Thunderbird if I delete them while using Thunderbird. I cant understand the accounts settings in Thunderbird. I can tick the box that says leave messages till I delete them but does that mean till I delete them in Thunderbird or till I delete them in Yahoo mail? What should the settings be to insure that if I delete messages while using Thunderbird they are only deleted from Thunderbird and if I delete messages from Yahoo mail they are only deleted from Yahoo mail? Many thanks

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Tick leave messages on server. Untick both of the next settings.

You are done.

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Tick leave messages on server. Untick both of the next settings.

You are done.

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Thank you Matt, you are most understanding. It seems so obvious now you say it I feel a bit stupid. It was the layout that fooled me. I thought that if I ticked that one I had to tick one of the other boxes under that heading as well. Thanks again.

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I can't find a tick box saying Leave messages on server. Where is it? (I'm using Thunderbird 45.2.0)

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If you are using IMAP then there is not that option in Thunderbird. This conversation is about using POP.

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If using Pop then its Highlight account click on view settings for this account click on server settings about three quarters down the page there is a click box

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So what's the situation regarding IMAP?

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IMAP is server based. Messages are only on the server.

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OK; that explains it. Thanks