POP3 stands for Post Office Protocol used by e-mail clients to retrieve messages from a remote e-mail server.

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What are the differences between POP3 and IMAP?

Many email providers ask me if I'm interested in using POP3, or IMAP. What exactly are these and when should I consider using them?
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Where can I get POP/IMAP settings for Windows Live Domain emails

I have setup email for my custom domain using Windows Live Domains. I then upgraded from the Hotmail interface to the new Outlook.com interface. I cannot seem to find the POP/IMAP settings to connect ...
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Retrieve emails from other IMAP accounts in Gmail *automatically* [closed]

I'd like to retrieve emails from other IMAP accounts (they can not be accessed via POP) automatically in Gmail. I know you can manually copy from one IMAP account to another and there are even IMAP ...
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How to - one email address checked by two users

Which protocol should be used when two users (separate computers) want to check one email account - POP3 or IMAP? The problem is when one user deletes an email because they check it but the other ...
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Thunderbird does not delete messages from the POP server

Thunderbird does not delete messages from the POP server. I am a Yahoo Plus user and I can download messages from the inbox in Thunderbird from the Yahoo POP3 server. However, I want to delete read ...
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How can I backup my Gmail archive using Thunderbird?

I have setup POP access to Gmail using Thunderbird. At first, it only downloaded about 350 messages all from 2007. Then I switched my Gmail POP settings (inside Gmail) to include 'all mail ever' and ...
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correctly labeling incoming pop emails in gmail

I have one gmail account and one google apps mail account. For archiving (and searching) purposes I pull all of the apps mail to the gmail account using the POP feature. I have "leave a copy on ...
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Can I synchronize hotmail folders in thunderbird?

I'm using Thunderbird to load my Hotmail mail. It works fine (see previous post). But there is one problem: How can I synchronize the folders I've defined online in Hotmail? And is it possible to ...
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how do you access gmail when gmail is down?

Gmail is currently down. But they say I can access it through imap. How do I do this?
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Outlook / Gmail 'too many simultaneous connections' error

I'm just setting up Outlook for Mac, and I'm trying to add a Google Apps application for business email (Gmail). I've set it up correctly (same details worked in Mac mail). But I keep getting two ...
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Merging IMAP account into gmail

I have a university email account which provides access only via IMAP and webmail, and which does not provide a usable email forwarding service. Is there any way of getting emails from this account ...
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POP EMail with Alpine (Pine)

Over the years I used Pine off and on, especially i college How can I setup Pine to POP down my mail so it is local on my machine? I dont like storing my mail on a server someplace, I like to have it ...
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Switching from POP3 to IMAP

My email host supports both POP3 and IMAP retrieval, and for years, I've been using POP3 in Thunderbird to retrieve my email. I'd like to switch to IMAP so that messages can be easily stored on the ...
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How do POP3 clients delete emails later?

For example Thunderbird has the POP3 option to "Leave messages on the server." If this is checked then you can check "For at most __ days." How does it delete your emails later? Does it tell the ...
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How to re-sync specific Gmail emails into Outlook 2010 using POP

I haven't found anyone talking online about a very specific use-case I have concerning Gmail, and Outlook 2010. I've made a backup of almost my entire Gmail account using Outlook 2010/POP3. The ...
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POP server timing out on a slow connection

If a POP server is giving a Time Out error, due to a slow connection, can any options be modified as to take that into account, and (hopefully somehow) collect mail ?
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Switching from POP3 to IMAP in Sylpheed 3.2.0beta5

I'm trying to switch my account settings from POP3 to IMAP, because I started to use my e-mail account on my smartphone and I want to know which messages I've already read. The problem is I can't do ...
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Getting email from Exchange to Gmail via IMAP

My employer, a university, just switched me to Microsoft Exchange from a POP3 based email server. They've disabled forwarding and POP3 access but allow IMAP access. In addition they have a very small ...
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Is there a way to read Hotmail mail with Thunderbird without using the WebMail pluging?

Some sites tell me Hotmail has POP3 access now, but with Thunderbird it doesn't seem to work. The only solution (which I didn't test yet) is a WebMail plugin that helps Thunderbird to read data from ...
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Using 2 GMail accounts at once

I have 2 GMail accounts, but I want to use them as one. Which is the best option? Forward e-mails from one to another Download e-mails via POP3 from one to another Download e-mails via IMAP from one ...
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Standard format to store e-mails in HD?

I'm planning to do some backups of my e-mails in my yahoo account. I'm afraid to do it using Outlook or Thunderbird, and be "locked" to their formats. I know Thunderbird is Open Source, but I don't ...
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Connecting to POP/SMTP Server via Telnet

I am trying to connect to connect to an SMTP/POP server via telnet (port 25 and 110). However, I am not able to authenticate myself. Whenever I try to, it says (pop) -ERR SPA Required, use AUTH or ...
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Place mail back onto POP server

I have used Entourage to access a POP mailbox where it would delete messages once they had been received, and would now like to use Mail(.app) to read my mail using IMAP. Is it possible to place the ...
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Why would one prefer POP3 over IMAP in outlook

I've seen 2 different experienced administrators - who don't know each other - configure Outlook for their customers to use POP3, even tough IMAP was available. What are good reasons to use POP3 ...
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Is There Email Client For Windows That Simultaneously Download From Multiple Accounts?

I use Outlook Express in Windows XP Home as email client, but i have many accounts and it takes time to download messages from all POP3 accounts. Is there email client that allows for simultaneous ...
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Ubuntu Evolution POP3 send/receive deleted the files off of my server! How do I undelete (Get them back on)?

Actually did this with both my Hotmail and my Webmail.godaddy.com accounts. I now know how to tell it not to delete the emails in the future but can't seem to figure out how to replace the ones ...
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Put Downloaded Emails Back to POP3 Server

How can I put my downloaded emails back to my POP3 server? I want it to appear like how it was sent originally. I made a mistake of setting Thunderbird to delete my server-side emails and keep only ...
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Can I access Gmail's spam message folder using pop3/imap?

If I use pop3/imap to read my gmail via a desktop client can I also set it to show emails that google automatically puts into the spam folder?
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How do I download all mail from my POP server?

Does anyone know how I can download all mail from my Gmail server via POP? I am using Mail on a Mac.
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What is the Dword vaule to to leave mail on the server for outlook

I am creating a ms registry file to setup an email account in outlook. I would like to have the users use pop3 and use the option to leave the mail on the server. What is the correct dword value to ...
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Outlook (2010), Sync POP3 Download Status

Synchronizing mails by exporting/importing pst files works great, but my problem is that because pst files contain no account information, outlook starts downloading all mails from all POP3 accounts ...
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Where does Outlook 2007 keep a mark of emails downloaded using POP3 protocol?

Where does Outlook 2007 keep a mark of emails downloaded using POP3 protocol?
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How to use unencrypted SMTP/POP3 to connect to Outlook.com, Gmail or other email services?

My new multifunction printer only works with unencrypted SMTP and POP3 (so 90's!), but most of the popular email services such as Outlook.com and Gmail only support encrypted SMTP and POP3. Is there a ...
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Why can't I POP from one Gmail account to another?

Alright, so I'm in email2@gmail.com, which I just created. I want to POP from email1@gmail.com to email2@gmail.com. I go to Gear / Settings / Accounts and Import / Add a POP3 mail account you own. I ...
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Can I use the gmail “+ filter” to “login” via pop3 or IMAP

I know that gmail allows you to differentiate mails If I append a + when subscribing to a mailing list and filter it accordingly in the web client. But I was wondering if it was possible for when I ...
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How do I get Thunderbird not to re-download all my emails after server move?

I've moved over all emails from 10 accounts on one server to another. I use IMAP so this won't be an issue for myself, but someone else using these email accounts uses pop3. When I change the settings ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2003: Multiple POP3 account trouble

I just created a new POP3 account in my 2003 Outlook. I checked the settings and the Inbox-Outbox are working well. However if I send from my standard Outlook POP3 account a mail to my second one, I ...
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download Gmail messages beween certain dates

I have a mail client which I use to download messages from my Gmail account. However, for one reason or another the download of some messages failed, and I have two gaps in particular - each of about ...
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Can I receive email from an MS Exchange server using POP or IMAP on my iPhone?

Is there a way to have my iPhone access my work email off of an Exchange server? The iPhone only allows you to set up 1 MS Exchange account. Currently I have this spot taken up by my Google Sync ...
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Save copy of sent message on POP3 server

Whenever I send messages from Outlook, the sent messages are not getting saved on the server (POP3). Is there any way to save a copy of the sent messages in the server?
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Need to restore emails that Outlook deleted from the mail server

I wanted to use POP mail for my Yahoo mail account. So I went to the Yahoo mail settings and enabled POP feature. I installed Microsoft Outlook 2007 and added the settings for my Yahoo mail ...
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Windows Live Mail client caused all my Network Solutions email to be deleted?

I was downloading my mail from Network Solutions' server via POP on Windows Live Mail. The download failed halfway through, so I deleted the emails via Windows Live Mail. When I went back to the ...
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Can multiple email clients use the same POP3 account?

I have a webmail account with POP3 enabled. I use Microsoft Outlook 2007 with this account, and it works well. However, I'm curious as to what happens when I set up the same POP3 account elsewhere ...
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Unable to write the email to the mailbox. - Thunderbird 31 - Windows 8.1

I recently moved my old Thunderbird mail profile to a new Windows 8 Installed PC. I have a Global Inbox where all my new mail gets saved. I have about 10 email accounts, and all work perfectly, all ...
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IMAP and POP emails

Sorry if this is a stupid question but never really dived into POP and IMAP before.. I have a client who's a lawyer, she checks emails on her laptop, phone and computer.. however sometimes she gets ...
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How would Outlook handle my PST concerns?

This is a real quick question regarding POP email in Outlook essentially. I'm going to recreate my POP email profile based on some advice from my mailhost, due to emails I send being constantly sent ...
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Getting local POP mailbox messages into Gmail

I currently bring my Gmail mail into Thunderbird via POP for backup purposes (POP is just the way I roll). Should I ever need to push that mail back onto Gmail via IMAP using Thunderbird - is the ...
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Is there a way to prevent Thunderbird from downloading attachments?

Is there a way to prevent Thunderbird from downloading attachments? I just want to download the message and leave attachments on the mail server. When I need to open the attachment I would then ...
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POP3 client not downloading all emails from server

I've an old email account (pop3) with lots of emails that I want to download. I don't care what client - but I'm currently trying with Thunderbird. It says that there are no new emails on the server. ...
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Forward Outlook Web Access (OWA) to GMail using POP and SMTP

I want to receive all my company email messages in my Gmail account. Therefore I need to configure POP/SMTP access to my OWA account. Problem is that I can't find the right POP3 server address to ...