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Eudora 7.1 is automatically marking messages on the mail server as read

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I have an email account set up in Eudora 7.1 as POP, leave a copy on the server for 31 days.

Messages viewed in my webmail account for this email address are mistakenly indicating that they are read, as follows:

1. When I access the account through webmail, and send myself a test message from another account, the email arrives in my webmail inbox bolded (unread).  

2. As soon as Eudora receives that email via POP, the message in my webmail becomes unbolded, as if already read.  However, the message has not been opened in either location.

3. Eudora properly shows the message as unread (bold).

The net effect is that emails are showing up on my cell phone unbolded (or shortly after being received), so I can't tell what I've read.

I cannot find any setting in Eudora that tells it to mark the server message as "read".  Can anyone explain or guess what might be going on?

Thanks.
Dave
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That is normal behavior, once a message is retrieved, it is marked by the server not Eudora as retrieved therefore read on the server.
The status within Eudora will be unread.
 
The issue is likely the difference in your configuration between/among the devices.
Your mobile likely accessing the email using the IMAP protocol rather than POP as your Eudora Configuration.

Consolidating the two to use the same means of access will resolve your issue.

Though if you choose to use IMAP on both as the possible space constraint on the mobile would likely mean that it is not a candidate to switch to POP, you would manually have to move/copy messages within Eudora between folders. i.e. have two accounts, POP that never retrieves and an IMAP.  Then copy/move messages from the IMAP folder to the POP local mailbox.
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Thanks for the reply. Actually I'm ok with using POP on the cell (BlackBerry Z30), as I don't really need to sync with the office PC or webmail at all. However if I could do POP on the Z30 but still save sent items in the sent items of the server this would be ideal.

As you suggested, IMAP is not a good option for my office PC, given the amount of email. Eudora is great for maintaining performance no matter how many emails it has, so the need for archiving  and/or moving emails is minimal.  

Dave
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You do not want to use pop on you mobile device both because of the amount of storage required.
I believe Eudora also has the option to delete messages you delete within it rather than wait till the expiration (30 days)
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Thanks. I didn't realize this was normal behaviour. My old BlackBerry didn't do this and I thought it was set up as IMAP as well.
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