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Does Thunderbird log out of the mail server in between retrievals?

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If it doesn't is there a way to tell it to? I don't want to stay logged in to the server. I want to log in, download to PC, and log out after checking every 10 minutes or so.

If it doesn't is there a way to tell it to? I don't want to stay logged in to the server. I want to log in, download to PC, and log out after checking every 10 minutes or so.

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JIS3 said

That was almost funny. Please clarify "sort of".

If you are using POP. Then yes.

If you are using IMAP then "sort of" in so much as the server maintains a connection and pushes new mail and updates down to Thunderbird. So "Sort of"

You sound like on of those people that have learned ideas from using pop on utlook express, very old copies of outlook and abandoned products like Eudora. All of which worked by logging in every 10 minutes of so and doing their business and logging out. The reality is you must use POP for such a paradigm to work and most people want mail on more than one device these days. Pop mail will over time simply not be offered by some providers. The Verizon/Yahoo/AOL amalgam are already making it difficult for users. They want your mail on their servers. It has no monetization value to them on your device.

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Wayne Mery
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There is not really a "logout"

There is not really a "logout"
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I think you misunderstand. I'm not talking about logging out of Thunderbird, I'm asking if Thunderbird logs out of Microsoft Outlook after it signs on to retrieve my mail every 10 minutes.

There definitely is a logout from Outlook because I've done it.

I think you misunderstand. I'm not talking about logging out of Thunderbird, I'm asking if Thunderbird logs out of Microsoft Outlook after it signs on to retrieve my mail every 10 minutes. There definitely is a logout from Outlook because I've done it.
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In other words, does Thunderbird log in, download from server, and log out every time?

In other words, does Thunderbird log in, download from server, and log out every time?
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In other words, does Thunderbird log in, download from server, and log out every time?

Yes, sort of.

<blockquote> In other words, does Thunderbird log in, download from server, and log out every time? </blockquote> Yes, sort of.
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That was almost funny.

Please clarify "sort of".

That was almost funny. Please clarify "sort of".
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JIS3 said

That was almost funny. Please clarify "sort of".

If you are using POP. Then yes.

If you are using IMAP then "sort of" in so much as the server maintains a connection and pushes new mail and updates down to Thunderbird. So "Sort of"

You sound like on of those people that have learned ideas from using pop on utlook express, very old copies of outlook and abandoned products like Eudora. All of which worked by logging in every 10 minutes of so and doing their business and logging out. The reality is you must use POP for such a paradigm to work and most people want mail on more than one device these days. Pop mail will over time simply not be offered by some providers. The Verizon/Yahoo/AOL amalgam are already making it difficult for users. They want your mail on their servers. It has no monetization value to them on your device.

''JIS3 [[#answer-1187747|said]]'' <blockquote> That was almost funny. Please clarify "sort of". </blockquote> If you are using POP. Then yes. If you are using IMAP then "sort of" in so much as the server maintains a connection and pushes new mail and updates down to Thunderbird. So "Sort of" You sound like on of those people that have learned ideas from using pop on utlook express, very old copies of outlook and abandoned products like Eudora. All of which worked by logging in every 10 minutes of so and doing their business and logging out. The reality is you must use POP for such a paradigm to work and most people want mail on more than one device these days. Pop mail will over time simply not be offered by some providers. The Verizon/Yahoo/AOL amalgam are already making it difficult for users. They want your mail on their servers. It has no monetization value to them on your device.
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Yes, I'm using POP. Thank you for the detailed explanation.

One more thing--are you saying that IMAP mail always stays on the server and can't be downloaded and deleted from the server automatically like IMAP?

That would be horrible.

Yes, I'm using POP. Thank you for the detailed explanation. One more thing--are you saying that IMAP mail always stays on the server and can't be downloaded and deleted from the server automatically like IMAP? That would be horrible.
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JIS3 said

One more thing--are you saying that IMAP mail always stays on the server and can't be downloaded and deleted from the server automatically like IMAP? That would be horrible.

Synchronized is the term you need to become familiar with. If it is deleted server side then Thunderbird deletes it as well. If it is deleted on a phone then the server and Thunderbird synchronize the deletion. It is the way mail is going. I do not have to like it to see it.

''JIS3 [[#answer-1187761|said]]'' <blockquote> One more thing--are you saying that IMAP mail always stays on the server and can't be downloaded and deleted from the server automatically like IMAP? That would be horrible. </blockquote> Synchronized is the term you need to become familiar with. If it is deleted server side then Thunderbird deletes it as well. If it is deleted on a phone then the server and Thunderbird synchronize the deletion. It is the way mail is going. I do not have to like it to see it.
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Is there any way to keep a local copy on PC and delete from the server? No warrant is needed for mail on the server, as I'm sure you know.

Is there any way to keep a local copy on PC and delete from the server? No warrant is needed for mail on the server, as I'm sure you know.
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