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Retrieve "Sent mail" folder after using web-mail

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Sometimes I use web-based mail at my ISP to either read or send mail. Sent mail is stored in a "Sent mail" folder.
Generally I retrieve the incoming mail (same box) in Notes (client; using POP account). The account info in set to delete retrieved mail from the server.
Sent mail is not retrieved or deleted, so while it's occupying (limited) diskspace, I can't access it locally.

Does anyone know of a way to retrieve (& delete) sent mail as well?

Using Notes R6.

For all dutchies (Sjef..?): it's a (free) Zonnet account.

(Haven't decided on the no. of points yet.... 500pt for the expected "cannot do so" seems a bit overdone to me)
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Forgot to tell: I don't see the fun of sending all mail to myself, retrieve it in Notes and move it to the correct notes folder....
;-))
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I think this isn't really a Notes question, it is a "my ISP uses webmail from X software company that doesn't allow POP access to Sent mail."

If they have't set it up to work that way, then sorry, it won't work that way.
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So basically what you're telling me is that at Notes itself is actually capable of retrieving messages from the sent mail folder?!
That would at least some usefull info....
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Notes just does POP3 (or IMAP) with your external account.  Whatever the ISP supports in the POP3 interface is what Notes gets, there's nothing magical about it.  POP3 has no concept of "folders," everything is just one big maildrop.  If the POP3 programmer chose to have the maildrop include items in "sent" then every POP3 client -- Notes or otherwise -- will get it.  if the progarmmer or admin chose not to, then the only way to get it will be via the web interface.
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I see... thanks.
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From your webmail interface you might like to use some sort of "move" function to shift or your mail to your inbox folder so that your POP program (and the server) will then transmit it in the normal way. (rather than resending it all)

(I'm disapointed to hear there's no good solution solution too. :-( )


I typed the rest without thinking, I think it's unnecessary, I think you have the idea already...

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If you'd then like to see it separated from your other "received" mail.  You should be able to set up "views" or whatever notes uses to allow you to separate the mail the way you want to. (I don't have "notes")

ie if your address is xyz@abc.net, you should be able set up a filter that doesn't show mail sent from this address in your "inbox".  You may not be able to get it to show up in "sent mail" though.  Instead, set up your own filter, something like "my retrieved mail" and tell it to show anything sent by "xzy@abc.net"
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Good point. I'll see if it works, but just deleted all sent mail last night as it was using too much space.
I'm BCC-ing myself lately (if I don't forget to) in each outgoing message. As you say, in notes I could (but currently don't) correct the way it's received.
Thanks for the thought.
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