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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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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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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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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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It will take awhile depending on how many messages you have and how big, but you can set your gmail account to allow an imap connection and connect to both with an application like Thunderbird and simply drag your mail from one to the other. Once you have the two set up, you can setup a filter rule that will move new mail each time you connect. Enabling IMAP ...


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The better option is to create a new account on outlook using the same yahoo id and using the IMAP settings. Once the settings are done & sync is complete, you will be able to see the downloaded mails available on the web. This however has one drawback, it will remove the original time stamp and will show you the time stamp of the day when the outlook ...


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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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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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The best solution I've come up with in this situation is to Forward the emails from the "other" account to the gmail address, Use gmail's "send as" feature to send as the "other" account, and Set the default reply address to whichever address the incoming email was sent to, so that if "other@example.com" receives an email, when you click reply the email ...


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There is an article from Google on Backing up your email with POP.


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In a different mail application, I was able to filter on the X-Apparently-To: field of the message. This got me to thinking, and I found this article: Three Undocumented Gmail Filters which references this gmail support page http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=7190 and reveals that the equivalent seems to be deliveredto: advanced ...


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Go to Options -> Advanced -> Config Editor. Find the Name mail . pop3 . deleteFromServerOnMove Set it to True. True: Delete the copy of the message on the POP3 server if you move or delete the message. False(default): Only delete the copy of the message on the POP3 server if you delete the message. That's it, restart Thunderbird. You need to ...



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