Richard Pajerski Software development and consulting

James Mail Server -- disable saving outbound mail

by Richard Pajerski


Posted on Friday Apr 13, 2018 at 01:12PM in Technology


By default, the James Mail Server (3.x versions) saves a copy of all outbound messages on the server. While this may be appropriate in certain scenarios, it doesn't seem to be a good default setting for your average POP3/SMTP installation. All of that sent mail accumulates on the server without any apparent mechanism for removing it. Deselecting the "Leave messages on server" setting found in POP3 mail clients does not apply here since outbound mail is sent via SMTP.

To disable this feature, comment out or remove the following block in mailetcontainer.xml (and restart):

<-- Place a copy in the user Sent folder -->
<mailet match="SenderIsLocal" class="ToSenderFolder">
   <folder>Sent</folder>
   <consume>false</consume>
</mailet>