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imap vs pop3

ive notice i have like  4 gmails that are hooked up to my outlook and 3 of the 4 are pop and 1 of them is imap. the imap one has its own individual folder and inbox i believe.  does anyone recomend one over the other?

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‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: imap vs pop3

Personally, I have IMAP for mail that I may access anywhere - laptop, friends computer, phone, etc.  POP are mostly for accounts that are tied to a computer, or email that I just get and keep, but don't access again.

 

I know there are ways to keep POP on the server, but it's just the way I do it.  My GMail is IMAP in Outlook...

Richard Brust
ACT! Certified Consultant
richard@rbrDataSolutions.com

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Accepted by topic author brett701
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
Nickel Elite Contributor
Posts: 508
Country: USA

Re: imap vs pop3

Personally, I have IMAP for mail that I may access anywhere - laptop, friends computer, phone, etc.  POP are mostly for accounts that are tied to a computer, or email that I just get and keep, but don't access again.

 

I know there are ways to keep POP on the server, but it's just the way I do it.  My GMail is IMAP in Outlook...

Richard Brust
ACT! Certified Consultant
richard@rbrDataSolutions.com