Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a Rdhat + Plesk CP with Apache and Qmail server running on it. We have hosted email accounts on the server. I can see, after outlook or any other mail client access the email from server, the email is removed from the server.

Is there any configuration in server to prevent this?

share|improve this question

I'm pretty sure that's in accordance with the pop3 standards to remove ("pop") mail messages from the server once the client has retrieved them, presumably into local storage.

I'd recommend you enable IMAP instead; as far as I'm aware it's an entirely superior protocol for most purposes.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.