Thanks Nick. I can delete mail regardless. But in reply to John, setting
up the account to download headers first doesn't seem to be the same thing
as the POP filters. I could use that facility instead if I could set it up
to default to "download eveything" on one account and "delete everything"
on the others, but there seems to be no way to change the default option
"leave it to clog up the server"
>> Thanks John. For Tim's benefit, you set the size in Account config
>> "Filter mail on server." not in the POP filters config.
>> It has just occurred to me: I have 2 dial-up internet connections, and
>> I can download with either, but I assume that deleting mail on the
>> server requires "write access," so I need to be using the number of
>> the server with the spam.
> I don't think this is quite correct. Most (all?) ISP's allow you to
> read and delete email even if you are not connected directly through
> them, for example, web browser access. All the POP filter is doing is
> processing the delete command without bothering to download first.
> You may be getting confused with sending email, which is a different
> kettle of fish. Most (all?) ISP's require you to be connected to them
> before you can send through their smtp server.
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