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We're talking POP and Thunderbird.

IMAP is a pre-existing condition.

The ability for POP clients to keep all of their shared clients current is a glaring omission that should be rectified.
I regret not having the ability to do this myself.

IMAP is a security risk that increases the attack surface area. YaHoo, should I say more.

The only rational solution is to get in the boat to make sure the earth isn't flat.

When we engage in conversation, we are working together to find an answer, even if they are different questions. We are stepping into the boat.

I hope we've inspired someone who is capable of doing this to begin their journey.

Thank you Tanstaafl

On 2/29/2016 10:25 PM, Tanstaafl wrote:
Oh - not to mention that it doesn't even accomplish the goal.

What about all of the email prior to adding 'Thunderbird 3' to the mix?
Or your new phone?

As I said, IMAP is the only sane, rational solution.

On 2/29/2016 10:23 PM, Tanstaafl <> wrote:
Possible? Sure, anything is possible, but this is way too breakable to
even give serious consideration to.

On 2/29/2016 3:10 PM, Paul D. Mirowsky <> wrote:
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
           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
"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.

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