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

Bill Cole mmlist-20120120 at billmail.scconsult.com
Thu May 27 15:43:44 EDT 2021

On 2021-05-27 at 04:37:18 UTC-0400 (Thu, 27 May 2021 10:37:18 +0200)
Benny Kjær Nielsen <mailmate at lists.freron.com>
is rumored to have said:

> 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.

Another solution is to unsubscribe from everything except the "Sent" 

MM supports a client-side subscription list so you don't interfere with 
what the server says is subscribed. Edit IMAP Account->Edit 
Subscriptions... Check "Ignore server subscription state for private 
namespaces" and uncheck everything in the "Client" column that you don't 
ever want to see.

Bill Cole
bill at scconsult.com or billcole at apache.org
(AKA @grumpybozo and many *@billmail.scconsult.com addresses)
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