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Moved from vim to neovim and now <BS> deletes 4 spaces at a time, instead of 1 as I'm used to. How to fix?

I've used vim for ages and am really used to inserting four spaces by hitting tab, but then being deleting them one by one. Now that I've switched to neovim this has changed to it inserting four ...
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tabstop, softtabstop, shiftwidth - confused

I read through Vim documentation, blogs and SO questions on tabstop, softtabstop, shiftwidth, expandtab. I understood their purpose (may be not), but for all of the following setting, hitting tab key ...
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softtabstop not working [closed]

I have a problem with my softtabstop option. For some reason when I put this line in my .vimrc set softtabstop=4 it does nothing. However if I do it as a command :set softtabstop=4 it does work ...