I've set up a few email accounts in a hostgator shared hosting account. The emails are accessed through gmail's IMAP service. The accounts are now over their quota and I want to free some space by deleting emails. Will emails deleted from the server get deleted from the user's gmail account? If so, what's a good solution?
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On IMAP, mails remain on server. Any client essentially behaves as a remote display. So, yes, when you delete mail from IMAP, it will get deleted from server, destroying the mail completely. From your question, if I dont get it wrong, you dont want this to happen. Options that come to mind are: