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IMAP is fantastic if you are using the same email account on multiple devices, such as a desktop PC, mobile phone, laptop and web interface. Whenever you read an email on one device, that is synced to the IMAP server and then synced down to all the other devices and marked as read on every device. POP3, on the other hand, downloads the emails to a client ...


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See this Google article: IMAP or POP to access your gmail. Note: these steps must have been done before you try to access your gmail account using a POP or IMAP email client.


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You can add multiple GMail accounts to your main account. Go to 'Settings' Click 'Add POP3 Mail Account' Enter your Gmail address Finish the setup And you're all set. Then you can organize them however you want with labels/filters, etc.


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You want to use IMAP! POP3 is not designed for this scenario! While you can tell POP3 to keep a copy of your messages on the server, it is also downloading them to your local coputer. Note the word "copy". Using this option with a mailbox shared with one person, you'll wind up with three copies of every messaage: one on the server, and one local copy on ...


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Use POP, and have both email clients "leave a copy of messages on the server" for some reasonable amount of time for both parties to have checked it. Choose the options you want in your email client account settings.


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After a lot of googling, I found the correct settings. They have been tested to work on the native Android App. Incoming Settings Username: username@domain.com Password: password Port: 995 Security: Enable SSL Server: pop3.live.com Outgoing Settings Username: username@domain.com Password: password Server: smtp.live.com Port: 587 Security: Enable TLS ...


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Not unless the server is configured to do so. POP is read-only; there is no way to write a message into a POP folder in the same manner as with IMAP.


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POP3 and IMAP are two different protocols used for viewing mail. The big difference is that POP3 downloads the messages to your client. IMAP leaves the email on the server while there is a basic cache stored in a desktop client. IMAP has the reputation of being used with webmail providers. IMAP has better support for multiple clients since the messages are ...


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Here's a quick tutorial I wrote a few years ago on how email works, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, Webmail, ... What is a Standard? A standard is a set of rules that are followed by all developers around the world. Some standards include HTTP, SMTP, POP3, … There is official documentation that describes each individual standard and most standards have been around for ...


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No. POP is a collection and deletion only protocol. Even the fact it leaves mail on the server is a bit of a client side hack. If you want any more advanced mail control, I'd strongly recommend looking at IMAP, which allows you to keep mail on the server and locally and allows synced moving from folder to folder.


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Maybe. You may need to use openssl to provide security before the server makes a plain auth method available. First you need to check what AUTH mechanisms are available. You can do that by passing the AUTH command with no arguments, to the pop server: $ telnet pop-server.example.com 110 Trying 10.10.10.10... Connected to pop-server.example.com Escape ...


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Here is a good comparison of the two


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Gmail. You can use a Mail Fetcher through Gmail to grab email from your POP3 account, then use Gmail IMAP to access your email. As a bonus, you can also use your POP3 provider's SMTP server through Gmail to send email. Ack, putting all the links in took too me much time, and someone beat me to the same answer. EDIT Caveat: You cannot set a time interval ...


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Thunderbird's local mail stores are in the standard mbox mail format. Another option is to back it up to another mail provider (e.g. Gmail, your ISP, etc.). That way your backup is accessible via any mail client. You could have Gmail automatically POP mail, or you could use an IMAP synchronization tool, or some other method to transfer the mail.


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When a POP3 mailbox is accessed and emptied on a certain device, another device won't be able to receive the received mail as well. However, most mail clients offer an option to "Leave message copy on the server". This will allow other devices to access the same mail also. For sync purposes however, you might want to check if your provider offers IMAP as a ...


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IMAP is the superior protocol. It will automatically sync emails across multiple devices and computers and by default it keeps your emails on the server. This means if you delete, move, read, or mark an email as unread this will automatically be updated on all your devices. Because IMAP keeps your emails on the server you always have a backup in case your ...


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I think it would be best just to forward them all to one. If you use a mail client like Thunderbird, download them in IMAP so you always still have a backup on the server if your machine crashes. POP will delete them once downloaded.


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Use the Import Mailboxes feature of Mail to copy the messages to mail, where you can copy them back onto the server (which is possible because it uses IMAP).


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This file "Pop3uidl.dbx" file in your Identity's store folder keeps track of which messages on the server have already been downloaded. If you delete "Pop3uidl.dbx", the next time you check for mail, all the messages on the server will be downloaded again, and a new "Pop3uidl.dbx" will be created. Should you wish to analyze the contents of this file, Arne ...


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Both are Internet standard protocols (RFC 1064 IMAP4 - RFC 1939 POP3) for retrieving email from a mail server. Most email clients implement these protocols. IMAP ("Internet Message Access Protocol") allows you to organize your emails in folders* on the server which can by synchronized with your email client. IMAP also synchronizes the "read" flag and other ...


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POP doesn't sync, but usually all emails you download are then deleted from the server, as you can see e.g. in this example. Some email clients let you disable that behavior, but it's likely that by default it's enabled. Windows Live Mail deleted the emails from the server, and you deleted the downloaded copies from Windows Live Mail on your local machine.


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The answer to your first question is that the client deletes the messages (the POP3 protocol doesn't have provisions for delayed deletion) As far as delayed deletion and then changing the setting, it depends on the client, but I would suspect that if you changed from 10 days to 30 days, the emails that were 11 days old or older at the time of the change ...


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You cannot switch account types in Thunderbird – you can only create a new IMAP account and remove the old one. Messages fetched from POP3 will remain stored in "Local Folders", even after the account is deleted. The IMAP account will instead show up as a completely separate folder tree, with its own (server-side) inbox and folders. In other words, ...


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From Google Support article Too many simultaneous connections : Gmail currently has a limit of 15 simultaneous IMAP connections per account. Please note that your mail client may actually open multiple connections in the background. This means it's possible to reach a connection threshold simply by using only two mail clients to access the ...


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Yes. You are correct. IMAP is best when having multiple devices. With POP3 you only retrieve e-mails from the server, but with IMAP, your e-mail client can actually write stuffs on the server, such as sent mails, so they are accessible on all your devices, everywhere. Basically, everything is synchronized and you can start to write the draft of an e-mail ...


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When I create my new account in Outlook for POP, can I point it to my old .PST or must I create a new one? When you create a new e-mail account, you can choose whether to create a new PST-file or use an existing one. And in either scenario, will it redownload all my mail again from the server, or am I right in thinking that once you have downloaded ...


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I would also configure your GMAIL account as an IMAP (temporarily) within your Outlook. Do a custom search for the time range that you're missing emails from in the IMAP account. Then select those emails and copy them (Holding CTRL when dragging) up to your POP account. Once you have copied the missing emails from your IMAP account, remove the account and ...


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You need to configure your smtp server so that it accepts to relay mails for his domain and configure his email client to use your smtp server.


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I'm pretty sure Thunderbird can download multiple accounts concurrently.



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