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

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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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Permanently remove deleted POP emails from showing up in Spotlight search

I have an Outlook email account on my iPhone 5. During setup it automatically places this account as a POP account (no option for IMAP). My problem is after I delete an email in the account (moved out ...
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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 ...