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imap and pop3

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by PK-her0, Apr 13, 2010.

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  1. PK-her0

    PK-her0 Thread Starter

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    i read the wiki definition of imap...but dont understand how it operates differently to pop
    what are the benefits of using imap?

    cheers
     
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    POP3 moves the emails from mail server and stores it locally. IMAP keeps mail on the mail server. Just like a file server provides centralised file storage, an IMAP server provides centralised mail storage.
     
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