Does remove message data affects the mail server?
Just want to ask, we are doing a backup on our emails in Thunderbird using IMAP settings. We wanted an individual backup of each user and do the manual backup by downloading all emails and zip the Profiles folder.
In every user that we added, we needed to remove each in order to create a new one. Before deleting the said user, there is a check box that says Remove Message Data. We check this checkbox. Just want to clarify that deleting the message data doesn't mean it affects whatever we had in the mail server, right? It is only being deleted in Thunderbird locally right?
That is correct. That process is just to remove from your computer. The actual account on server remains.Read this answer in context 👍 1
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That is correct. That process is just to remove from your computer. The actual account on server remains.
Thank you so much David! We are now at peace although we changed our method for individual users. What we did now is after we successfully downloaded all the emails per user, we created an empty Profiles folder and replaced the downloaded one with an empty one whenever we start a new sets of download. Your help is highly appreciated. Thanks!