recreate mail retrieved as POP

Blake Hudson blake at
Mon Aug 20 14:33:18 EDT 2007

Thunderbird automatically downloads messages for pop accts into the
"Local Folders" at the bottom of the folder list. IMAP acts have
individual inbox, outbox, etc folders. The messages retrieved via POP
should still be under local folders and the client can drag n' drop them
into the IMAP folders if desired.

Most mail clients seem to separate IMAP and POP accounts like this and
like to require remaking an account to change between server types. So
this does not just pertain to T-Bird.


brian wrote:
> I have a client who, in an attempt to upgrade the Thunderbird client, 
> had been having some trouble connecting to the server. I responded with 
> the connection settings needed and received a reply that the problem was 
> that the acct. had been set up as POP. After receiving my mail, the 
> acct. was deleted and recreated again, using IMAP, etc. Of course, now 
> the mailbox is empty on the server.
> So, in the interest of due diligence, is there any way to retrieve those 
> messages somewhere on the server? ATM, i believe the client's box is 
> WinXP, so if anyone has any clues as to dealing with it from that end 
> i'd like to hear them, also.
> No, i have no idea why upgrading the mail client required *any* changes 
> to the user's setup.
> brian
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