Command group Flag affected Reversible Execute on client Platform(s)
External commands YES NO NO All


POP3DeleteMessage (socket,messagenumber[,stsproc]) Returns status


Note: The flag is set according to whether Omnis was able to make a call to this external command.

This Web command is multi-threaded, allowing another thread to execute in the multi-threaded server while it runs. Note that the same socket cannot safely be used concurrently by more than one thread.

POP3DeleteMessage marks a message stored on a POP3 server for deletion. The POP3 server deletes messages marked for deletion when you call POP3Disconnect. Before calling POP3Disconnect, you can call POP3UndoDeletes, to remove the deletion mark from all messages.

Socket is an Omnis Long Integer field containing a socket opened to a POP3 server using POP3Connect.

MessageNumber is an Omnis Long Integer field which identifies the message to be marked for deletion. Message numbers are assigned by the POP3 server, after you call POP3Connect, starting with 1 for the first message, 2 for the second, and so on.

StsProc is an optional parameter containing the name of an Omnis method that POP3DeleteMessage calls with status messages. POP3DeleteMessage calls the method with no parameters, and the status information in the variable #S1. The status information logs protocol messages exchanged on the connection to the server.

Status is an Omnis Long Integer field which receives the result of executing the command. Possible error codes are listed in the Web Command Error Codes Appendix.


; Delete the first message for user lUsername from the POP3
; server lServer
Calculate lServer as 'my.pop3.server'
Calculate lUserName as 'myusername'
Calculate lPassword as 'mypassword'
POP3Connect (lServer,lUserName,lPassword) Returns iSocket
POP3DeleteMessage (iSocket,1)
POP3Disconnect (iSocket) ;; message is not deleted until disconnect