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Old 03-05-2010, 09:17 AM   #1
lindylex
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email client that stays in sync with a free Hotmail account?


Have anyone used an email client that stays in sync with a free Hotmail account? I have setup Claws Mail but when I delete an email within the client it remains on the server. I remember this being the same for other email clients. Is there any client that will stay in sync? If I delete an email from within the client it will also be deleted from Hotmail's web bases interface.

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Old 03-05-2010, 09:42 AM   #2
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Check your client settings. There should be a setting for delete from server if you're using imap.
If you're not using imap, then your client is only using pop3.
Check your hotmail settings.
 
Old 03-08-2010, 07:28 AM   #3
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There is none. Client syncronization requires IMAP, but Hotmail only offers POP. A workaround is to instruct claws-mail to delete messages from the server after so many hours or days. This figure should be high enough that you still have web access to your mail for as long as you need, but not so long that mail piles up indefinitely. If this is not acceptable then switch from Hotmail to a mail service that offers IMAP -- which is probably a good idea anyway.

The gory details:
http://my.opera.com/wpost/blog/hotmail-claws

Last edited by wpost; 03-08-2010 at 07:43 AM. Reason: Clarifying my reply
 
Old 03-08-2010, 10:36 AM   #4
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wpost, thanks this is what I figured. Thanks for the reply.
 
Old 03-08-2010, 10:21 PM   #5
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My pleasure. Sorry I don't have better news.
 
  


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