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Prevent data loss when deleting unused Mail accounts
Authored by: veen on Oct 11, '04 09:29:33AM

Am I missing something here? Isn't this common sense? If am deleting a POP account, shouldn't I expect that any mail left in it would be deleted?

From the Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines:

The key is to create a balance between providing users with the capabilities they need to get their work done and preventing them from destroying data. For situations in which a user may destroy data accidentally, you can help the user by providing warnings, usually in the form of an alert box, to notify users of a potentially undesirable situation and still allow them to proceed, if they confirm that this is what they want. This approach "protects" users but allows them to remain in control.

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