• JayR
    20
    What is the difference between POP3 and IMAP?

    POP3 - Post Office Protocol
    • You can use only one computer to check your email (no other devices)
    • Your mails are stored on the computer that you use
    • Sent mail is stored locally on your PC, not on a mail server

    IMAP - Internet Messaging Access Protocol
    • You can use multiple computers and devices to check your email
    • Your mails are stored on the server
    • Sent mail stays on the server so you can see it from any device.

    Of the two, IMAP is the better option - and the recommended option - when you need to check your emails from multiple devices, such as a work laptop, a home computer, or a tablet, smartphone, or other mobile device. Tap into your synced (updated) account from any device with IMAP.

    POP3 downloads email from a server to a single computer, then deletes it from the server. Because your messages get downloaded to a single computer or device and then deleted from the server, it can appear that mail is missing or disappearing from your Inbox if you try to check your mail from a different computer.
  • Sanzida Aktrr
    5
    Thx a lot @JayR :) .
    Really its more informative
  • JayR
    20

    You're welcome bro
  • Bappy
    3
    Many many thanks jayR for sharing this info. this is very useful for me.
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