Page updated 1 December 2022
The Initialise Dialogue
The Initialise dialogue is accessed from the Mailbox
To avoid having to download all mail on the server every time it
connects, when checking an account nPOPuk keeps a record of the number
of messages at the server and the Message id of the last message it
retrieved. It can then save time by downloading only "new" mail.
However, in the following circumstances:
- After another program has been used to delete mail
- When mail has been deleted from the list but is still on the server
- When messages at the server are re-ordered (Yahoo!Mail servers do
the "View/Server" values on the Status
Line of the Main Window may show
unexpected discrepancies! The Initialise dialogue enables any
discrepancies to be rectified.
- Download new mail only
- Adds newly received mail at the server to existing items in the
NOTE: This is the active setting on opening the dialogue or
after the server is next checked.
- Clears the existing mail list and starts downloading again from the
selected item number.
- Fill in:
- Keeps the existing mail list and downloads and inserts into the list
any missing items.
(If you have an account with a high volume of traffic and a slow
connection, selecting this option will probably be quicker than the
- Fix message numbers
- If you cannot account for discrepancies between View/Server values
on the status line, or you suspect that new mail is not being
collected by nPOPuk, it is likely that that mail is being reordered on
the server. Use this option to reconcile nPOPuk with the server.
- Empty mailbox on server
- CAUTION: As its name suggests, this option deletes
all mail from the server for the selected account. A warning dialogue
will appear requiring confirmation before this option is actioned.
This option was added to assist those who wish to clear accounts of
suspect or corrupt mail and should not be needed for regular use.
The lower "Account Details" part of the dialogue reports the number of
messages held on the server when last checked and the their total size,
important information if you use an account which charges for holding more
than a set volume of mail on the server.