Apple Mail - Removing Messages from the Server Print

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To have your Apple Mail remove messages from the server when you check mail (using POP), you will follow these steps:


  • After opening the Apple Mail program, click on "Mail" from the menu at the top.
  • Click on "Preferences"
  • Click on "Accounts" (the @ symbol)
  • If you have more than one mail account, select the one you want to work with
  • Click "Advanced"
  • Make sure the box next to "Remove copy from server after retrieving a message" is checked.
  • You can also remove messages currently saved on the server by clicking the "Remove now" button.
  • Click "Save" when you close the Preference pane

Using "Remove copy from server after retrieving a message" will make sure your messages are always downloaded to your Mac, and prevent your mailbox quota from being exceeded.

Apple Mail Remove from Server

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