Post Office Protocol for email servers. The other dominant email server protocol is called IMAP.

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View and delete individual messages directly from POP server in OS X Mail

There is/was a feature in OS X Mail that allowed to fetch the list of messages from the server in a configured POP account. This fetched only message headers - all at once - and displayed the list in ...
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POP account issues with El Capitan

Why is my POP account not working after I upgraded to El Capitan? I sometimes can get mail and then it stops working so the problem is intermittent.
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Mac Mail Client sending and storing duplicates from Gmail

One of my team members approached me today asking about an issue they're having with their Mac Mail Client and Gmail. I am a Linux user and do not have much experience with Mac, but thought I would ...
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Mail has suddenly stopped downloading new messages

I'm running Mail 8.2(2102) on Yosemite 10.10.4 on a late 2012 Mac Mini. A few days ago, Mail suddenly stopped downloading new messages. I can see in the Mail Activity window at the lower left of the ...
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Pop up on Mac from AVG

I installed AVG antivirus then deleted it using the AVG website. I keep getting popups on my iMac using Yosemite 10.10 stating Problem Report for Loader Agent. The popup persists even though the ...
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Where did all my Outlook mail go?

I recently attempted to switch OS X Mail from using POP to using IMAP to access my Microsoft Outlook (msn.com) e-mail account. In doing so all mail in my Outlook account older than a week disappeared. ...
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Mail - how to show POP3 mail account in the side bar

This is my Mail screen: I have Gmail Imap account and a Bezeqint POP3 account. I want to see my Bezeqint account in the sidebar as I see Gmail's account so I can add and change folders. How can i ...
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Why won't Apple Mail let me add an account? [on hold]

I recently had to change the password on my wife's MacBook, and since then her mail app has not worked properly. Changing the password seems to confuse KeyChain, which may be the heart of the problem. ...
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How to access gmail via pop instead of imap in mail.app in iOS 7.1

In iOS 6.x, my iPad and iPhone were connected with pop to gmail accounts. When I delete a message on the iPad or iPhone, the message is NOT deleted on the gmail server. So the message is still in my ...
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Apple mail and a POP3-only mail account

I have set up a mail account with Apple Mail. What I realized only when it was "too late", the mail server does not provide IMAP (only for a fee), and thus roundabout 100 E-Mails were downloaded and ...
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Junk mail doesn't get automatically deleted

This is happening with Mail.app 6.6 on OS X 10.8.5, but has been going on for a few OS X versions. In Mail.app, my account settings specify to delete junk mail after one day. Except it never gets ...
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How to access gmail via pop instead of imap in mail.app in mavericks

I have a fresh install of mavericks. For reasons relating to my own workflow I would like to access my gmail via mail.app using pop instead of IMAP (I prefer to store only what I need on my mac but ...
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Apple Mail, change incoming server

I have some Mac OS users using Mail to check their emails. We are planing to change the mail servers and thus changing both incoming and outgoing server addresses. I wonder if I can just change the ...
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Apple Mail 6.2 doesn't download messages from Gmail over POP3

I'm trying to set up my POP3 Gmail account on a Retina MBP running OS X 10.8.2. A few months ago, I managed to do the same thing, the first time around, on an iMac, working with the same Gmail account ...
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Why doesn't iOS mail delete from my POP server?

I have my iPhone configured to get email from my POP server. I also went into the advanced settings and configured it to 'delete from server' 'when removed from inbox'. Still, I noticed that when I ...
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Mac OS X 10.4 - Thunderbird 3 to Thunderbird 13

I'm working with an ancient PowerPC Mac running Tiger. I managed to migrate the POP email from Apple Mail 2 to Thunderbird 3, but I now need to migrate it to a newer machine with Thunderbird 13. How ...
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Mail.app AppleScript to process POP3 mails stopped working in Lion

I have a Mail.app rule script that worked fine in Mac OS X Snow Leopard. It is simply a script that allows for AND/OR boolean logic combined together to trigger one (rarely two) of the following ...
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Lion Mail 5.0 rejects a POP server. Looking for confirmation and/or workarounds

Has anyone else experienced problems logging into POP servers that require plain text password login? Or more importantly found a work around? (I know that in this day and age a plain text password ...