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IMAP brings to your device.

When you decided to retrieve your emails with a mail client such as Apple Mail, Thunderbird or Outlook, you generally have the choice between IMAP and POP3 as the protocols for retrieving your emails. While POP3 is more than adequate, IMAP is the ideal solution for those who need their emails retrieved the moment they arrive or who don’t want to hassle with marking messages as read if they have already viewed the email on a different device, such as a Smartphone.

IMAP saves you time and energy.

IMAP, which stands for Internet Message Access Protocol, was first developed in the 1980s and has undergone several changes since its conception. In contrast to POP3, which only connects to the server in specific intervals to retrieve your mail, IMAP accounts stay connected to the server as long as there is an Internet connection; thus, your emails are retrieved the moment they arrive on the server. What’s more, using IMAP is beneficial for those who retrieve messages with multiple devices. For example, if you read a message on your Smartphone, the message will be marked as read once you retrieve it via IMAP with your email client. This is extremely helpful for those who received many emails from co-workers and family because you won’t have to click the message to mark it as read if you’ve already read on another device.

IMAP, a great way to retrieve your emails in a mail client.

Regardless of the reason you choose IMAP over POP3, your IMAP account will work seamlessly with your mail client, whether it be on a computer or on a mobile device.

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