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10-28-2003, 09:34 PM
I have a server where I created several sites. So I created a site and I used microsoft frontpage to published it before. Later, I modified this site and FTP it and the site get corrupted. Now, I need to delete the site and create it again.
So, I want to know how can I delete the site without loosing all the email I have in my inbox? The inbox is in squirrelmail.
11-02-2003, 04:38 PM
squirrilmail does get it's mail via POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3) or IMAP 4 (don't know what this stands for.
It saves the mail in a mailbox file or in a maildir. your site should be in a total different area (usually a directory called "httpd"). Your ISP does not permit you to delete anything in the e-mail file/folder.
But if you want to be absolutely sure, take an FTP tool such as WS FTP and delete all files that end in .htm or .html and everything in .gif, .png. If you have PHP or other things deployed, you probably should know what you do.
11-03-2003, 09:19 AM
Thank you for your contribution.
I deleted a site already right from the Control panel of my server and I can not get the email in the squirrelmail inbox again.
11-03-2003, 09:58 AM
is that now satisfactory to you?
You got me a bit confused here. If you need more help, please tell us more on the specifics of your configuration (where is the server?, what server is it?, what "control panel" you are using?).
It sound slike you might have deleted your web pages and the pages accessing the squirrel-mail "program" (cgi-scripts). But your mail should still be there. Squirrel-mail is only a web-based user interface to your mail box. You should be able to access the same mailbox via different user interfaces (i.e. Mozilla Mail with a pop3 configuration - or Outlook Express, if you want to not miss out on all possible ways to catch a virus/worm/... ;-)
The word "control panel" points to, that you are using a hosting provider and your question should better be handeled by their support staff. Because they know all the answers to the questions I asked above.