[MlMt] How can I tell MM to NOT retrieve mail?

Jo rocklily at comcast.net
Thu May 27 13:12:35 EDT 2021

Hi Benny, thank you for this - but I just had a thought, wondering if 
this could work — what if I remove the IMAP password info from the 
account, but leave the SMTP? Would it still function or would it just 
bug me to fix it all the time? ;-)

> On 26 May 2021, at 22:25, Jo wrote:
>> My husband is a contractor, and I'm the one who does the QuickBooks 
>> stuff for him, which includes emailing invoices and estimates. I use 
>> his email for this. But I don't want to RECEIVE his email.
> That's a bit unusual, but read on below.
>> I have his account set to synchronize manually, but it still seems to 
>> snag them. Is it because I occasionally click on my general 'inbox' 
>> folder?
> Yes, manually just means that MailMate won't fetch emails unless you 
> somehow interact with the mailbox (selecting it, moving emails to it, 
> etc.).
>> How can I fix it such that it won't receive?
> You can take the INBOX of the account specifically offline using 
> “Mailbox ▸ Take Offline”. Or you can take the entire account 
> offline, but then your sent emails won't be uploaded to the “Sent 
> Messages” mailbox of the account.
> But note that it can be a bit hard to see what's going on if some 
> mailboxes are offline, e.g., if you move something from/to an offline 
> mailbox within the account then MailMate cannot synchronize this move 
> with the server, but it'll still look like it was moved in MailMate.
> -- 
> Benny
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