On Fri, 22 Jun 2001 07:31:17 EDT (Photoburt@aol.com) wrote:
> Is it possible to have an idea of any idea of what the limits are
> likely to be for how many messages can be held in the mailbox?
This is entirely between you and your ISP. Some don't have any stated
limits, others are ferocious.
Unless you have some overiding reason to leave stuff there (eg wanting to
collect it again from a different location or via a different machine),
it's generally best to set your mail client to delete all read items. Or
set it to delete all read mail older than a day or two.
Note that with POP mail, it is your mail client which remembers which msgs
have or haven't been read. The POP mailbox is entirely ignorant.
If anyone wants a Windows utility to log into their mailbox and delete
mail, read or unread, Mailmaint from www.magsys.co.uk/apps/mail/ is OK.
Alternatively, Mail Inspector 2000 is a versatile icon tray tool which can
do the same thing, and also functions as a mini-mailer and mailbox
checker/alert for new mail. That is freeware from www.idev.ch - it has
occasional resource problems when dealing with very large numbers of
mails, say >100, but shut down/restart fixes it.
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