Solved

How can I set the mail program within a Mac OS X v. 10.6.8 to automatically delete emails from the mail server?

Posted on 2011-09-07
2
673 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
How can I set the mail program within a Mac OS X v. 10.6.8 to automatically delete emails from the mail server after they have been downloaded using a POP3 connection?

A user uses her Mac computer to download emails that are hosted on a remote mail server using POP3.

I have noticed that there is an option that is currently set to delete emails on the server that are older than 1 week. However, even with this option selected, the emails that are older than one week continue to remain on the hosted email server.

What do I need to do to make it so that all emails that are downloaded using POP3 are automatically deleted from the email hosting server as soon as they have been downloaded?

I hope that there is a way of doing this using the mail program within a Mac OS X v. 10.6 computer.
0
Comment
Question by:Knowledgeable
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 53

Assisted Solution

by:strung
strung earned 250 total points
ID: 36498376
Just change "1 week" to "Immediately" under the Advanced Tab in the Mail Accounts prefs.
0
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
nxnw earned 250 total points
ID: 36512520
Ditto re above.

Also, I do not believe this will delete emails that have already been downloaded. The "Remove Now" button, in the same dialog, should work, however.
0

Featured Post

Creating Instructional Tutorials  

For Any Use & On Any Platform

Contextual Guidance at the moment of need helps your employees/users adopt software o& achieve even the most complex tasks instantly. Boost knowledge retention, software adoption & employee engagement with easy solution.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

There is a security feature on iOS devices that is nearly impenetrable when it has been activated.  This article will provide some possible solutions as well as necessary steps to take to ensure you do not end up with a locked device.
iCloud Drive was introduced after iOS 8 was launched last year. This drive is Apple’s online storage device that lets users sync their files and access them from all their Apple devices.   There is a lot of data that is not automatically backed up…
Users will learn how resize a batch of photos from a single command in Photoshop via Photoshop's Image Processor. Open up an Image you'd like to resize in Adobe Photoshop: Adjust the image size according to your preferences. Image > Adjustments > …
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question