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Each e-mail address has its own "STATUS" file.
"STATUS" file e-mails are not deletable from the POP mail server unless specifically commanded to delete them within Thunderbird via a separate command
         or when all "STATUS" files are duplicated based on time stamp.
"STATUS" files are based on changes and store individual e-mails and/or their marking (New, Deleted, Un-read) The frequency of generating time stamped "STATUS" files is based on file size of STATUS file. "STATUS" file e-mail may only be transmitted with PGP or some form of encryption. "STATUS" files are created chronologically, each access adds to the stack to be sent between Thunderbird 1, 2, 3...N
The checking of "STATUS" file happens within Thunderbird

Thunderbird 1<---> POP mail server <--> Thunderbird 2

Thunderbird 1 receives e-mail < -- POP mail server

Thunderbird 1 creates "STATUS" file based on changes (New, Deleted, Un-read)

Thunderbird 1 sends "STATUS" file via e-mail in PGP encrypted file ---> POP mail server

POP mail server --> Thunderbird 2 receives e-mail including PGP encrypted "STATUS" file

Thunderbird 2 says "You have received a "STATUS", Processing "STATUS" file now.

Thunderbird 3 added and receives "STATUS" file e-mail < -- POP mail server

Thunderbird 3says "You have received a "STATUS", Processing "STATUS" file now.

Thunderbird 3 sends "STATUS" file via e-mail in PGP encrypted file ---> POP mail server

I didn't say it was easy, but it is possible.
Think of it as a very unique and fancy Message filter.

On 2/29/2016 1:18 PM, Tanstaafl wrote:
On 2/29/2016 12:57 PM, Paul D. Mirowsky <> wrote:
While I do plead ignorance about mail servers, software resident on the
users machine can do what it wants.
To a point, yes...

Since PGP already exists in Thunderbird, a server is not required for
What pray tell does PGP have to with this discussion?

Theoretically, If I'm using TB on two machines that uses a PGP tied to
an e-mail address, both would be allowed to interact about changes to each.
Changes to *what*??

A change in the status, say a "marked as Deleted" creates a time stamped
"STATUS" file.  This file is e-mailed and received when you go to
another machine to get your email in Thunderbird.  Thunderbird says "You
have received a STATUS update. Would you like to apply it? YES / NO.
This is a clue...
No, that is ... again, no offense ... some words uttered by someone
about a subject that they do not know enough about to try to discuss it.

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