Well, you've been caught. ;-)
Has something changed with the way webmail works? Most likely. Should
it be causing this? No. However, I'm not a webmail expert, since I
take my laptop just about everywhere with me, I use thunderbird in imap
mode and do not have these issues.
So, I recommend two possible courses of action to you. The first would
be to call the HelpLine and enter a detailed problem ticket and we'll
work with you to figure it out. The second option would be to convert
your thunderbird configurations to using imap.
On 3/24/06 8:34 AM, Will "Chip" Sawyer wrote:
> 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
> very much).
> 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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>> Frank Swasey | http://www.uvm.edu/~fcs
>> Sr Systems Administrator | Always remember: You are UNIQUE,
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>> "I am not young enough to know everything." - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Frank Swasey | http://www.uvm.edu/~fcs
Sr Systems Administrator | Always remember: You are UNIQUE,
University of Vermont | just like everyone else.
"I am not young enough to know everything." - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)