Help with POP account downloading headers only


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Dab

Hi hoping that someone can help with this.



I have an Outlook/Exchange (2000) client configuration which includes
several POP accounts. If the POP accounts are configured to download
headers only, what happens to the mail on the POP server? Presumably I can
click a header and the rest of the message is downloaded, but what happens
to the messages for headers that I never open - do they stay on the POP
server for ever? All of the POP accounts are configured to NOT leave mail
on the server (or does that option automatically change if I download
headers only?).



If I delete message headers, are the corresponding POP server messages
deleted automatically?



What happens if I POP to the same account from another client - are the
headers that have been downloaded to my outlook/exchange client
re-downloaded to the other client?



At the risk of complicating things (not that I think it matters in this
case).. the POP accounts I'm referring to above live on the same Exchange
server as my primary Outlook/Exchange account. (Without going into all the
gory detail - there is a good reason why I'd want to POP to an exchange
server that I'm already connected to - it has to do with automatically
generating the correct response email address when replying on several
accounts and sorting subsequent conversations into proper subfolders, It's
all very complicated, but it works like a charm).



Sorry for my ignorance of how POP works. Thanks for any insights.
 
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Vince Averello [MVP-Outlook]

1 - If you don't delete the message, they stay on the server 'forever'
2 - If you delete the headers, the item is deleted on the server the next
time you poll the mailbox
3 - Headers get downloaded on each client station since it has no history of
downloading the item
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

In
Dab said:
Hi hoping that someone can help with this.



I have an Outlook/Exchange (2000) client configuration which includes
several POP accounts.

<snip>

Note that mixing Exchange and Internet Mail accounts in the same mail
profile is unsupported in versions of Outlook prior to OL2002. I don't
recommend it even then, but in OL2000 and earlier, you will likely run into
other problems - avoid this config.
 
D

Dab

Just for the record; I've been mixing accounts like (Exchange and POP) this
for quite some time and never experienced any problems. What sort of
problems are you referring too?

Thanks.

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Dab

Cut off: yourhead to respond

"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

In
Dab said:
Just for the record; I've been mixing accounts like (Exchange and
POP) this for quite some time and never experienced any problems. What
sort of problems are you referring too?

Thanks.

You've been lucky. In OL2000 and prior, it's unsupported, and usually leads
to transport errors. In newer versions, it just gets confusing and delivery
isn't always what you expect. I prefer to keep things simple.
"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
In

<snip>

Note that mixing Exchange and Internet Mail accounts in the same mail
profile is unsupported in versions of Outlook prior to OL2002. I
don't recommend it even then, but in OL2000 and earlier, you will
likely run into other problems - avoid this config.
 
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Dab

Hi Lawrence:

Thanks for your note.

Can you clarify...

What's confusing? Can you let me know what delivery problems might crop up?
Maybe I've got problems and don't know it?

I don't understand - mixing POP and Exchange accounts in outlook has been
supported for many versions....Are you referring to mixing POP and Exchange
accounts from the same Exchange server or just mixing POP and exchange
accounts in general?
--
Dab

Cut off: yourhead to respond

"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
In
Dab said:
Just for the record; I've been mixing accounts like (Exchange and
POP) this for quite some time and never experienced any problems. What
sort of problems are you referring too?

Thanks.

You've been lucky. In OL2000 and prior, it's unsupported, and usually
leads to transport errors. In newer versions, it just gets confusing and
delivery isn't always what you expect. I prefer to keep things simple.
"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
In Dab <[email protected]> typed:
Hi hoping that someone can help with this.



I have an Outlook/Exchange (2000) client configuration which
includes several POP accounts.

<snip>

Note that mixing Exchange and Internet Mail accounts in the same mail
profile is unsupported in versions of Outlook prior to OL2002. I
don't recommend it even then, but in OL2000 and earlier, you will
likely run into other problems - avoid this config.
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

In
Dab said:
Hi Lawrence:

Thanks for your note.

Can you clarify...

What's confusing? Can you let me know what delivery problems might
crop up? Maybe I've got problems and don't know it?

I have seen many issues arise with it - messages not being sent out using
the account the user thinks they are, being the most common. Makes
troubleshooting a lot more complicated. I simply avoid this. A single point
of entry & exit for mail makes life easier for everyone.
I don't understand - mixing POP and Exchange accounts in outlook has
been supported for many versions....

OL2002 and 2003 only.
Are you referring to mixing POP
and Exchange accounts from the same Exchange server or just mixing
POP and exchange accounts in general?

In general.
"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
In
Dab said:
Just for the record; I've been mixing accounts like (Exchange and
POP) this for quite some time and never experienced any problems.
What sort of problems are you referring too?

Thanks.

You've been lucky. In OL2000 and prior, it's unsupported, and usually
leads to transport errors. In newer versions, it just gets confusing
and delivery isn't always what you expect. I prefer to keep things
simple.
"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
message

In Dab <[email protected]> typed:
Hi hoping that someone can help with this.



I have an Outlook/Exchange (2000) client configuration which
includes several POP accounts.

<snip>

Note that mixing Exchange and Internet Mail accounts in the same
mail profile is unsupported in versions of Outlook prior to
OL2002. I don't recommend it even then, but in OL2000 and earlier,
you will likely run into other problems - avoid this config.
 

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