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Old 08-19-2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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The Local Folders directory in the SeaMonkey mail client.


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In the left window there is a directory tree with two roots: ACCOUNT1 and Local Folders. Each of these has a number of subdirectories. I'd like to know what the difference is, if any, between these two directories. I guess the mail under Local Folders is kept in my hard disk. And that under ACCOUNT1? Is it within my computer? Or is it kept by my ISP?
 
Old 08-20-2012, 03:34 AM   #2
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Hi:

In the left window there is a directory tree with two roots: ACCOUNT1 and Local Folders. Each of these has a number of subdirectories. I'd like to know what the difference is, if any, between these two directories. I guess the mail under Local Folders is kept in my hard disk. And that under ACCOUNT1? Is it within my computer? Or is it kept by my ISP?
ACCOUNT1 is your email account. If it's POP account then usually it holds your emails that have been downloaded from the email server.
For imap accounts the emails might still be on the server, although it can be configured to store emails and download them to your computer for reading offline.
Local Folders is just a default set of email folders, to the best of my knowledge, that many email programs create to organize emails locally. Someone correct me if I'm wrong interpreting my understanding of Local Folders.
 
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But what is the meaning of the words local and global in this context? 'Local' seems to imply my machine but then, according to you, ACCOUNT1 is just as local as Local Folders.
 
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But what is the meaning of the words local and global in this context? 'Local' seems to imply my machine but then, according to you, ACCOUNT1 is just as local as Local Folders.
Yes, Local Folders is local, and you can copy/move emails to it from other folders etc.
ACCOUNT1 is also local if it's a POP account, but if it's an IMAP account then it could be a view of the remote server.
 
  


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