Well, I've ALWAYS bounced between webmail and pop. I have pop set to
leave messages on webmail, so that I can pop it from multiple computers
(office and home). I use webmail to manage messages and transfer read
messages to a back-up folder. In this way, I have a triple-redundant
email back-up for that inevitable hardware failure you mention (thank you
So my point is that my behavior in using BOTH webmail and pop hasn't
changed in 5 years, however this new phenomena of re-downloading already
popped messages is NEW. And it IS happening at both home and in the
office (both pop Thunderbird systems). SO... I'm wondering if something
new is happening on the Webmail side (my original question).
On Fri, 24 Mar 2006 08:26:32 -0500, Francis Swasey <[log in to unmask]>
> I see (at least from this morning's logs) that you are bouncing back
>and forth between pop and webmail. That is going to cause a problem
>because webmail is using imap to access your mail folders. We (to the
>best of my knowledge) have never recommended that people use both imap
>and pop. The webmail server also uses a proxy service which holds an
>imap session open for you (to make webmail accesses faster -- since the
>web is stateless) and that is possibly causing your pop client to get
>denied the ability to erase the contents of your INBOX.
> As for a passive-agressive attempt to get people to stop using pop...
>well, no, we're not that coordinated. We figure when your hard disk
>dies in your PC and you've lost seventeen years worth of email, you'll
>be ready to switch to imap and let us worry about making the backups for
>On 3/24/06 8:11 AM, Will Sawyer wrote:
>> Has the webmail system been resetting a lot lately? All this week,
>> daily, my Thunderbird [1.5 (20051201)] has been re-downloading (pop)
>> messages from my webmail inbox that it had already downloaded before.
>> This has never happened before with this frequency. Is it a
>> passive-aggressive attempt to get us to stop using pop?
>> WILL SAWYER
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>> Center for Rural Studies
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>> University of Vermont
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