Mailwasher not deleting messages

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Mystified Moa
Location: Gladstone, OR
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Mailwasher not deleting messages

Fri May 01, 2020 3:44 am

I use Mailwasher for two accounts: My business account is with and my personal account is with I finally got Mailwasher to recognize my Gmail account. When I mark messages for deletion and then process, the messages disappear on the Mailwasher screen, as they should. When I access my Gmail account, it shows only those messages that I did not mark for deletion. The ones I marked for deletion do not appear. However, when I open my Comcast account it shows all messages and I have to again delete the same messages that I already deleted in Mailwasher. How do I get the messages to also delete from the Comcast server that I deleted in Mailwasher?
Thomas L Pagh
Registered Professional Photogrammetrist (OR)
Milwaukie, OR
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Re: Mailwasher not deleting messages

Fri May 01, 2020 11:57 am

Hi Thomas

For the Comcast account, try first in MailWasher going Settings >> Accounts >> Incoming >> change the Server type at the top to either POP or IMAP, whichever is different than you are currently using >> Save.
See if that then works for the deleted emails loading into the mail program.

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