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TB method of POP3 "leave message on server" changed (?) - broken now on AOL servers
Greetings. I'm trying to work out using email clients on multiple computers, including a new one. I've been having various issues; one of the things that I started try… (funda kabanzi)
I'm trying to work out using email clients on multiple computers, including a new one. I've been having various issues; one of the things that I started trying to do was to change our "legacy" email from POP to IMAP, using the suggested steps here:
That hasn't worked however. I opened a separate query for that here:
So now I'm trying to re-enable my legacy POP settings - but it's not working! Now when I re-check "leave messages on the server" - I get this error message back:
The POP3 mail server (pop.aol.com) does not support UIDL or XTND XLST, which are required to implement the ``Leave on Server, ``Maximum Message Size or ``Fetch Headers Only options. To download your mail, turn off these options in the Server Settings for your mail server in the Account Settings window.
So it appears that something has changed in the way that TB sends this setting to the AOL POP3 server. The old method worked - the new method does not. And unfortunately unchecking and then re-checking the setting within TB caused it to now start using the new not-compatible method!
Is there any way I can revert to using the old method? E.g. perhaps is there a way I can restore my old server settings profile?
(P.S. the more I read about it - the more I prefer POP over IMAP. I want to be able to use email across multiple devices while leaving emails on the server - but only leaving them for a limited period of time, for security and space reasons. This appears to only be supported in POP not IMAP (?), which seems bizarre if true.)