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Help with email protocol and settings

Discussion in 'Free Shared Hosting' started by JimG, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. JimG

    JimG Hosting Client

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    I use a desktop client (Thunderbird) on my main desktop computer and use a web browser from my mobile devices.

    I have used IMAP for many years, now, and have been able to download messages to my desktop and also leave them on the server. I delete messages I don't want and move the ones I want to keep to local folders. I want to leave some messages on the server so I can read them when I am away from the house.

    I have now tried both IMAP and POP settings between Thunderbird and InstaFree. Both appear to download messages to the desktop and remove them from the server. I have reviewed the Thunderbird settings and the website InstaFree settings and can't see the problem.

    Has anyone else experienced this issue? Is there an online help guide available?

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
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  2. JimG

    JimG Hosting Client

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    Oops! I really have egg on my face, this time. I have gone back to IMAP and everything is working as expected. The cause for my confusion was that when I log into the server I am taken directly to the 'Main' account (thegoodeshome), and the account I will typically use is Jim@TheGoodesHome.com. I kept looking at the Main account and trying to sync it up with the other one.

    A huge mistake. Sorry to bother everyone,
    Jim Goode
     
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  3. Jase Wolf

    Jase Wolf Premium VPS Client Premium Hosting Client VPS Client

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    Egg boy sure gets about
     
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