I have a new account on dreamhost with 500gb space and all. When setting up some email accounts, I came across these settings:
Remove read messages when inbox reaches [ Max 2000 ]
Remove read messages from inbox older than [ Max 9999] Days
Even remove unread messages [ ]
Save removed messages [X] in a folder named [ archive ]
Email me when messages are removed [X]
The text above states that “
(Tidy inboxes keep mail servers happy!)”
What I get from reading these is that emails past 2000 (max) get moved to the archive folder.
Will it always save my email (in the archive folder)?
I just wanted to make ABSOLUTELY sure that my email won’t be deleted if I always leave it on the server (for access via IMAP elsewhere, including archives)
And out of curiosity, why are the limitations in place? What are the bottlenecks that choke if the email is in “inbox” but don’t if it’s in a archive folder?
If it behaves like I hope it does, I’ll certainly lower the values, I maxed them for the moment, for safety.
Thank you in advance for your responses