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Mail keeps deleting gmail from inbox


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#1 Artbuc

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:01 AM

I am transitioning from Verizon to gmail and also from Win Live Mail to Win 10 Mail. Have everything set-up with pop and gmail imap is disabled. Everything is working great (except no printing as discussed in a different thread). However, Win Mail keeps deleting gmail emails from inbox. Does not do that to Verizon emails. I do not think this is a gmail issue because gmail is not getting deleted from my ipad inbox. Can anyone help? Thanks.

I should add that gmail emails get deleted when gmail imap is enabled or disabled.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:22 AM

Solved. Mail does not work right with gmail POP, only on IMAP.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:28 AM

Actually what you're seeing (or were seeing) is entirely normal behavior with POP access.

 

Many e-mail clients using POP are set up to delete messages from the server the moment they are downloaded, though some are set to do so after some specific period of time.  If you have an e-mail client or clients using POP configured to delete upon download you will only ever get those messages on whichever client happens to grab them from the server first.  When the other goes to do its next download they're already gone.

 

This is one of the very reasons the IMAP protocol came into existence.   After it became obvious that access to e-mail from multiple devices was going to have to be the norm the client side model of POP was immediately obsolete.  You needed the mail to be processed and stored on the server side and all access on your various clients downloading what are essentially copies of the messages.  Things only get deleted from the server once you intentionally do so under IMAP, not as a side effect of downloading messages such as happens under POP.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:39 PM

Actually what you're seeing (or were seeing) is entirely normal behavior with POP access.
 
Many e-mail clients using POP are set up to delete messages from the server the moment they are downloaded, though some are set to do so after some specific period of time.  If you have an e-mail client or clients using POP configured to delete upon download you will only ever get those messages on whichever client happens to grab them from the server first.  When the other goes to do its next download they're already gone.
 
This is one of the very reasons the IMAP protocol came into existence.   After it became obvious that access to e-mail from multiple devices was going to have to be the norm the client side model of POP was immediately obsolete.  You needed the mail to be processed and stored on the server side and all access on your various clients downloading what are essentially copies of the messages.  Things only get deleted from the server once you intentionally do so under IMAP, not as a side effect of downloading messages such as happens under POP.


Just the other way around. Emails stayed on gmail account as that is the way I configured it. Emails were disappearing from my desktop in the Mail app. Did not happen on WLM.




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