Re: Email clients

Ervin, Glenn

Yes, some can delete gMail messages with a POP account, I have set it up both ways for folks.



From: [] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2018 1:45 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Email clients


I should add that if GMail is being used, what I wrote may not apply.  but then, it wouldn't apply to use of a POP account either.  When a new client is used with GMail, all mail in the inbox is downloaded to the new client when POP is used.  I'm not sure if a POP e-mail program can be instructed to remove messages from the GMail inbox. 


I was discussing using services such as AT&T, Verizon, and other e-mail services that don't want to save everything as GMail does.



----- Original Message -----

From: Gene

Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2018 1:30 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Email clients


If you set up a machine with an IMAP account and another e-mail program on that machine or another is already using POP3 and is automatically deleting messages from the server, there will be little or nothing to download in the program using IMAP at the outset because the other program will have been removing messages as that program downloads them.  So you will still have to import messages from your other program if you want them in the new one even if you set up an IMAP account. 


Also, for people who don't use more than one device, computer or whatever, to download e-mail, I don't know if IMAP is as convenient.  I don't use IMAP so I can't compare.  But without more information, the assumption that everyone should use IMAP shouldn't be made. 


You didn't say everyone should use IMAP, but often in such discussions, that is the impression given by the exchange of messages.  I'm saying that unless this is demonstrated, it shouldn't be assumed by readers.



----- Original Message -----

From: Brian Vogel

Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2018 10:30 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Email clients


Thunderbird has not been, in my experience, slow.  It is also configurable "out the wazoo" so you can eliminate seeing the vast majority of the defaults you don't want to see if you look up how to turn them off.  When I've been installing Thunderbird for my blind and VI clients I do not set up the calendar feature, Lightning, unless they say they actually use an electronic calendar.

Also, if at all possible, when setting up e-mail accounts these days, one should always use IMAP access.  This eliminates the need to import messages entirely when a new e-mail client is set up, since that happens all on its own after the client syncs with the server.  

It's also worth considering using your e-mail provider's webmail interface, too.
Brian  Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1709, Build 16299  (dot level on request - it changes too often to keep in signature)

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