[antispam-f] Re: Only if ... exists

  • From: Frank de Bruijn <antispam@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: antispam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 07:51:48 +0100

In article <b4c551b053.DaveMeUK@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
   Dave Higton <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> It is indeed possible that the Iyonix will go offline while mail is
> being fetched.  Plan B is that my mail service /will/ /not/ delete
> mail after it is fetched; that's just how it works.

That's indeed how POP3 works. The actual deletion of deleted messages,
whether they were retrieved or not, doesn't take place until the server
has received the final QUIT command. If the transfer is interrupted in
any way before that, everything the client downloaded will have to be
downloaded again during the next session.

> It means I have to go to the webmail pages and delete loads of mail
> from time to time.

If you rely on the standard POP3 machanism, you shouldn't have to leave
them on the server. If you want an extra safeguard, you can always tell
AntiSpam to delete any retrieved messages from the server after a couple
of days (Choices->Mailbox->General, bottom two fields: 'Ignore messages
already retrieved' and 'Keep ... days').
Currently there is no GUI option to clear the list and download already
retrieved messages again, but if you delete any files with names
starting with NIL- from AntiSpam's choices directory, all messages still
available on the server will be fetched again during the next run.

> If AntiSpam sees the system variable set to "N" when it wants to
> auto-run, when does it look next?  The time in the Progress window
> doesn't seem to be updated when it doesn't run.

The time in the Progress window should be the time of the next run.


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