Re: [Evolution] POP account setting

On Thu, 2010-07-22 at 19:39 +0530, vijay singh wrote:
On Thu, 2010-07-22 at 14:57 +0100, Pete Biggs wrote:
I can see POP account database is not store under pop provider
(@home/.evolution/mail/pop) but it is under local provider

Why it is in this way ??

Because the POP protocol downloads the mail messages to your local
machine - after the download, the mail messages are to all intents and
purposes local messages, hence the messages are treated as being local.
This differs from IMAP where the messages are always held on the server
and the local copy is purely a cached copy.

What about the case when i have done message storage setting - Leave
message on server ??
In that case i am keeping message on server only.

No, you are keeping a message on the server, but the version that Evo
deals with is the local copy.  For instance, if you "keep messages on
server" and delete the message within Evo, the message is STILL on the
server; similarly if you move the message to another folder, the message
doesn't move on the server (as it does with IMAP) - in fact POP has no
concept of mail locations other than the INBOX. All POP does is to move
mail from the remote server to your local machine.

If you wish to store POP messages somewhere other than your local folder
tree, then you need to use filters to move the messages somewhere based
on their source account.

In this case also finally i can see data base available under local
provider only.

Because it is still stored locally - it's not on a remote server

Why evolution will create pop folder it self if he is not using for any
storage purpose.

Perhaps it's used for other things; perhaps it's just a legacy bit of
code that's still being used.  An Evo developer would have to answer

My advice would be to ignore it, it's not doing any harm. My advice
would also to be not too bothered about what's happening in .evolution -
let Evo deal with it and don't fiddle with it!


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