Is it possible for POP3 to move an email to a folder on the server, rather than just delete it after downloading?
I very much doubt it is possible, as I presume it's quite specific to the setup of the email server, and that the POP3 specification simply wouldn't cover that.
I am using Outlook 2003 which is using SMTP / POP3 to communicate with a mailbox hosted on 1and1.co.uk.
POP3 is setup to NOT delete downloaded emails from the server - as I like having the "security" of knowing emails are still there, even if I accidentally delete them in Outlook.
What would be great is if after an email has been downloaded, it could automatically be MOVED into the
trash folder in the 1and1 mailbox.
I have also looked at the settings within the 1and1 mailbox to see if there is anything obvious - but there isn't. There are filter which can be used for incoming emails, but nothing on what to do for emails that have been downloaded to the client.