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Delete all in POP3 account on server? Easy way?

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 6:49 pm
by Tomas
Is possible to use PopTray to easy and simple click delete all mail in external POP3 mailbox?
I send copy of all e-mail what I receive in a second mailbox for use via notebook or smartphone etc. Time to time I need to delete it as once I got it at work, I don´t need the copy. Is possible to do it using PopTray? Right now I must start the profile in Outlook, download all headers, mark them for delete and process it. I´m looking for single click solution.

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 9:01 pm
by KY Dave
You can probably make it easier.

[WARNING -> THIS WILL DELETE ALL EMAIL <- NO GETTING IT BACK]

Set PopTray with your account info. Try it a few times to make sure the headers download and everything works.

Then in PopTray on the RULES tab, ADD RULE.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you set this rule for ONLY a specific account.

The box for NEW MESSAGES ONLY should be UNCHECKED.

Use the CRITERIA of SUBJECT, WILDCARD, TEXT = *, DELETE FROM SERVER.
SAVE RULE.

You might want to turn on the logging feature in BOTH the actual rule and also in PopTray OPTIONS, MISCELANEOUS, LOG RULE. SAVE OPTIONS.

QUIT PopTray, RESTART PopTray for changes to take effect.

Now when you click CHECK, all email will be deleted from that account. You might need to click SHIFT/CHECK for the rules to fire.

Once this has been accomplished, go back to PopTray in the RULES tab, Click on the DELETION RULE and UNCHECK the box for ENABLED. SAVE RULES.
That way it will have to be ENABLED the next time instead of accidently DELETING all your email.

[WARNING -> THIS WILL DELETE ALL EMAIL <- NO GETTING IT BACK]

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 10:38 pm
by quosego
I think that KY Dave 's solution will do the job Tomas asked for.

But the dangerous thing is that all mail in this specific account will be deleted without having seen it.
I would prefer a rule that markes all mail in the account as SPAM. (maybe it is even possible to add an extra criteria that only markes mails coming from your primary account).

After performing a manual mailcheck on the secondary account you could use the "delete spam" button.
In this way you avoid the deletion of unseen emails.

( I must admit that my suggestion is a two-click solution. Strictly speaking KY Dave offered the one-click Tomas asked for)

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2004 10:13 pm
by Guest
Thanks. I think, it´s best solution. As I explained earlier - in this mailbox I have copy of all e-mails from various other POP accounts, so when I delete it, I really want to delete it quickly without any questions or settings. So perfect, I will just try it right now. THANKS!!!

Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 5:25 am
by KY Dave
quosego wrote: maybe it is even possible to add an extra criteria that only markes mails coming from your primary account
quosego makes a good suggestion if you are using version 3.1 beta 7 (RC 1)

As a safety precaution, you could write the rule like below.

In PopTray on the RULE tab, ADD RULE.
CRITERIA would be ANY, FROM ACCOUNT, CONTAINS, your 1st FORWARDING ACCOUNT, DELETE.
ADD LINE, FROM ACCOUNT, CONTAINS, your 2nd FORWARDING ACCOUNT
ADD LINE, FROM ACCOUNT, CONTAINS, your 3rd FORWARDING ACCOUNT

Just ADD LINE for each FORWARDING ACCOUNT that sends mail to your secondary address. Then only FORWARDED EMAIL from your accounts would be DELETED. If someone accidentally sent one to the secondary address it would not be DELETED.

Wrote this way would still be ONE CLICK for all your FORWARDED EMAIL you want DELETED.
You might want to further your safety by using EQUALS in place of CONTAINS.

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 4:21 am
by Guest
Thanks a lot everybody for help. This rule works fine, but I have one more question:

- when I restart my PC, it always enable auto checking in poptray, what means that the rule will delete everything after restart of windows. Any way, how to protect poptray to NOT autocheck it automatically?

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:11 pm
by KY Dave

Code: Select all

PopTray "C:\Program Files\PopTray\" /ACTION:AutoCheckOff
In PopTray, ABOUT tab, click HELP, COMMAND LINE OPTIONS.

There it will show you how to edit the COMMAND LINE. Then edit the PopTray link in your START MENU, STARTUP folder.

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 5:07 pm
by ComputerBob
Dave,

How did you answer this one before Randy (Rdsok) got to it?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 5:21 pm
by KY Dave
ComputerBob wrote:Dave,

How did you answer this one before Randy (Rdsok) got to it?

:lol: :lol: :lol:
I might be in a different time zone
and get up a little earlier. :D

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:01 pm
by Rdsok
I had seen it after it was posted, but my brain was dead from the AVG forum help I've been providing. With just over 1600 posts of helping them in just over a month, and Moderating some also, my brains been tired for a while now.

Oh, KYDave, even if you were in the same time zone, you'd probably get up sooner than I do. :D (Get up late, go to bed late, Heck, I guess I'm always late now that I think about it.)

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:06 pm
by ComputerBob
Randy, you're a lean, mean, helpin' machine! :lol:

Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:44 am
by Guest
THANKS a lot friends!
Just to do it totally perfect, is there a way, how to minimise the window after start up?

Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:53 pm
by KY Dave
In PopTray on the OPTIONS tab, GENERAL OPTIONS, the first box needs checked for START MINIMIZED.

You should try looking thru the settings yourself and you'll find some of the obvious answers to your questions. :)