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    Mail Setup

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    Mail Setup
    How do I setup Mail to automatically delete messages from my email server after they have been downloaded?

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    The depends on how your account is set up. Are you using IMAP or POP to retrieve your mail? Who's your provider?
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    I use a pop server.

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    Which one? Some have settings for this. In GMail for instance, under "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" in the settings, you can tell GMail to delete emails when they are retrieved.
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    I am in the process of changing over to an Imac from a PC for most of my work. Outlook on the PC is set for POP/SMTP. Outlook deletes mail after download. My Imac and Iphone do not. I want to keep the Iphone as is. I want the Imac to delete mail from the server after download. The server is located on one of our own webpages. It is hosted by a local ISP.

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    I don't use POP but this should work: Mail > Preferences > Accounts > click you POP account > Advanced > there should be a removal option here.
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    Thanks Vansmith.

    Problem solved.

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