Removing Unwanted Email Directly from the Server
Posted on 22 November 2003 01:24 AM
There are times when a particularly large email, which your email client may have difficulty in downloading, finds its way into one of your POP email accounts.
Using QuestMail to remove unwanted email:You also have the option to access a POP account with QuestMail. Using it, you can selectively delete any email you do not want to save:
(Log in using the full email address and email account password.)
A "Getting Acquainted" guide for using QuestMail can be found here.
Using SSH to remove unwanted email:The attractiveness of utilizing SSH to remove email is that you may select individual email messages for deletion rather than deleting all of the messages within the account. This prevents losing any wanted email that the offending message may be preventing you from accessing.
Instructions for using SSH in this fashion may be found in the "Why am I not able to receive email?" guide.
Using POP3 Scan Mailbox© to remove unwanted email:For those uncomfortable with using SSH, or having difficulty in removing an unwanted email from their server via SSH, there is another option.
POP3 Scan Mailbox© is a relatively simple to install and operate email utility that can access your POP email accounts on the server and delete individual or multiple emails of your choice, in a similar fashion as SSH, but without the command line interface.
To download POP3 Scan Mailbox and access a tutorial on using it, please visit:
Thanks very much to Mike Mann, who has graciously allowed us to provide a downloadable copy of his POP3 Scan Mailbox©.