Thank you for your help! I admit that POP3 is generally considered out of date. My e-mail folders go back about a decade, I have a complex backup system for them (and the rest of my data) I’m not willing to give up control of the storage and backup of my email. That just seems like a huge potential privacy/security breech waiting to happen. Maybe I’m showing off my tin-foil hat here.
If I’d change anything I’d setup an e-mail server at home, and VPN tunnel it to a private web host server; or something like that… Then I could use IMAP.
As for stuff not being in sync; I don’t want to sift trough thousands of messages on the tiny screen of my phone. Maybe someday when I get Enlightenment and Thunderbird running on it, but not right now. I use IMAP with the phone so I only see anything that hasn’t been downloaded to my laptop/home computer.
Sorry if I seem a bit crazy; and thank you for the troubleshooting help!
It’s interesting even using the SquirrelMail webapp I can’t e-mail myself.