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Most email clietns, including Thunderbird, allow you to leave a copy of the emails in your inbox on the server. This can be important since by default POP3 email protocol downlaods the email message from your inbox on the server, then deletes it. For more information about the differences between POP3 and IMAP please read out article. 

If you need help configuring your email client, please read our tutorial. Changing your settings to leave a copy on the server is easy. If this is an existing account, you'll need to go to: Tools > Account Settings > Server Settings

Look under the section "Server Settings" and be sure the check box is marked next to "Leave messages on server


On newer versions of Mozilla Thunderbird, this box is checked by default. 

If you need further assistance please feel free to contact out support department.

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2014-06-06 5:27 pm

How can I leave a copy of a sent message in the server when using Thunderbird?  I can see my inbox but I would like to see message in the sent box.

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2014-06-06 6:59 pm
Hello Evelyn,

If you'd like to save a copy of your sent messages on the server you just need to click on the Copies & Folders section under the account.

Then under the When sending messages, automatically section, ensure that Place a copy in is checked and that the "Sent" Folder On drop-down has your IMAP account selected.

Please let us know if you had any other questions at all!

- Jacob

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