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Re: [amug] IMAP to POP in Apple Mail

From: user 1.
Sent on: Monday, September 26, 2011 10:36 PM
Using iMap mail you have all options available.  I have used iMap mail for over ten years on my domain.  The biggest advantage of iMap is that it is device agnostic.  You can view the mail on your MAC in Mail or any other mail application such as Postbox, Sparrow or God forbid Outlook.  Whenever you view your mail for the first time on a device it will download a cop[y to that device.  If you delete the email or move it to a folder on a device it will be either deleted from the server or moved into a folder.  When you log into your email account using another device the mail you deleted will be gone.  If you moved the mail it will be in the folder you moved it to.  If you left it in your inbox it will download a copy to your new devices's inbox showing that you have already read it.   Pop is an obsolete email protocol dating from the days in the mid nineties before people accessed their mail on multiple devices.  There is no advantage to still be using it and every advantage to use iMap.  Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.   


John H. Armwood
[address removed]
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Elizabeth Walsh wrote:
Yes it can be adjusted, but the default difference, (which Robin was questioning) as far as I know is the download
unless adjusted.

On Sep 26, 2011, at 10:16 PM, Gordon Potter wrote:

Elizabeth wrote
"I know a POP account will download your mail from the web when you open Mail, whereas an IMAP account
will leave it on the web."

That is the normal or default condition in my experience. But it is easy to leave emails on a POP3 email server. It is just a setting in Apple Mail, Outlook or any other mail program I have used. 

_______
Sent from my iPhone

Gordon  Potter
Atlanta, GA
USA

On Sep 26, 2011, at 8:42 PM, Elizabeth Walsh <[address removed]> wrote:

I know a POP account will download your mail from the web when you open Mail, whereas an IMAP account
will leave it on the web.




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