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dfaulks
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Setting how long emails are kept

Postby dfaulks » Thu May 23, 2019 7:52 pm

What is the route to set the retention time of emails?
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DaveS
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Re: Setting how long emails are kept

Postby DaveS » Thu May 23, 2019 9:28 pm

Hi Dick,
I don't believe there is any setting so that messages are automatically deleted after a certain time, except for those in the Junk folder or in the trash. You can set how long messages should be left in the mail trash before they're permanently deleted with the Preferences > Accounts.

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Re: Setting how long emails are kept

Postby chas_m » Fri May 24, 2019 1:00 am

dfaulks wrote:What is the route to set the retention time of emails?


The answer very much depends on whether it’s a pop account (who is still using those?!), where you want to retain them, and for how long. For POP, there’s no simple answer: IMAP much less confusing.

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