How to convert IMAP mailbox into POP

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Can I switch from IMAP to POP or set IMAP to delete from the server without deleting from the client?

I use POP so I can store all email locally and delete from the server after 100 days.

For some accounts, I also set up other clients to read email without deletion. This lets me receive mail on several devices with one working as the archive.

I cannot find a way to create the equivalent with IMAP and Thunderbird.


Email accounts cannot be converted between IMAP and POP3.

You will have to recreate the same account as POP3 and then wait until all email is downloaded.

Once it downloads, you could just remove the IMAP account.

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