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Use Mail rules to make .Mac mail more POP-like
Authored by: JKT on Mar 02, '06 07:46:35AM

This tip is crazy. Switch from IMAP to POP?? POP is awful in comparison to IMAP.

Quote: Consequently, attachments are not automatically downloaded and, also, emails have to be deleted manually from the .Mac server.

Forget this misinformation and simply change your .Mac (IMAP) account preferences (Mailbox behaviour and Advanced) to achieve the same effect (my messages are not left on the server when deleted and all my attachments are downloaded automatically). That way you will retain all the benefits that IMAP has over POP.

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Use Mail rules to make .Mac mail more POP-like
Authored by: Welles Goodrich on Mar 02, '06 08:00:22AM

Where do you select to have attachments downloaded automatically?



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Use Mail rules to make .Mac mail more POP-like
Authored by: simbalala on Mar 02, '06 09:57:03AM
This tip is crazy. Switch from IMAP to POP?? POP is awful in comparison to IMAP.
Agreed! Why would anyone want an IMAP account to act like a POP account? It's like throwing away the flesh of a fish and keeping the bones

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Use Mail rules to make .Mac mail more POP-like
Authored by: sjk on Mar 03, '06 11:35:37AM
Why would anyone want an IMAP account to act like a POP account?
Not enough space to store messages on the IMAP server indefinitely?

My wife's relatively low-traffic FastMail "Member" account still has the default 16MB storage quota. I configured it as an IMAP account in Apple Mail so she can access new and a limited number of older messages using the webmail client. Eventually she moves most of those messages to another account (using Mail), which is an acceptable solution until/unless 16MB becomes insufficient and we pony up $24.95 for an additional 100MB of storage.

I'll leave other possible reasons to people who want to explain them.

Personally, I avoid POP whenever possible. I'd rather be stuck using a webmail client than POP clients on different systems for accessing the same server.

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Use Mail rules to make .Mac mail more POP-like
Authored by: pepi on Mar 04, '06 07:18:46AM

For whatever reason you may want to behave .Mac mail like a POP account...

If you want it to be like that, just set it up manually as a POP account. I've been doing so since it was calles iTools and it always worked like a charm.

For those of you who don't know exactly, here are the settings for .Mac popping:
Incoming Mailserver: mail.mac.com
Username: [i]Your .Mac username without "@mac.com"[/i]
Password: [i]obviously your password[/i]
Authentication Type: Password
SSL: YES (Tick the checkbox) (Not needed, but highly recommended)

Outgoing Mailserver: smtp.mac.com
Port: 25 (with o without SSL enabled)
Authentication Type: Password
Credentials are the same as for POP/IMAP
SSL: YES (tick the checkbox) (Not needed, but highly recommended)

Adjust deleting of downloaded messages, etc. to your liking.
Pepi



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