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HI

I am trying to delete a message, first by setting the

messages[i].setFlag(Flags.Flag.DELETED, true);


then use folder.expunge();


But my pop3 server doe snot support this method.


Is there a method to delete a message on a mail server after reading it,  using JavaMail API??
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I think u should close the folder using folder.close(true) - the flag indicating u would like to reflect the deletion on the server
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This is what could be read in a Sun's tutorial:
"There is an expunge() method of Folder that can be used to delete the messages. However, it doesn't work for Sun's POP3 provider. Other providers may or may not implement the capabilities. It will more than likely be implemented for IMAP providers. Because POP only supports single access to the mailbox, you have to close the folder to delete the messages with Sun's provider"

http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/onlineTraining/JavaMail/contents.html#JavaMailDeleting
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tks  so simple and so good. apprec it. cheers
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