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Windows 7: Outlook 2010 Difference between IMAP and POP3 ??

26 Nov 2009   #1

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 
Outlook 2010 Difference between IMAP and POP3 ??

Hi all
I'm now configuring Outlook 2010.

Things like email I've never really paid much attention to since on my machines they always seem to "just work" (from OE==>OUTLOOK) and EVOLUTION on Linux.

However setting up an account on Outlook 2010 I've got a choice between IMAP or POP3. The ISP I'm using supplies both so what should I choose here.

I rang the ISP but got fed up with the endless dreary "Press X for options a.b.c.d", then another load of automated messages with another set of options again before probably being connected to some call centre in India / Bangladesh or wherever .


(If I was ever dictator of the planet my first act on day one would be to OUTLAW all these automated telephone systems and have HUMANS answering them --it would create loads of jobs too ).

So what should I choose. In the past I think POP3 was always the default and never given it a thought but I've seen IMAP mentioned a lot recently.

Anyone ?

Cheers
jimbo

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26 Nov 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I have used IMAP for years and have grown so used to it that I cant imagine going back to POP3...
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26 Nov 2009   #3

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I have used IMAP for years and have grown so used to it that I cant imagine going back to POP3...
Hi there
still doesn't answer the question --what's the difference ?? and why should I choose one over the other.

Cheers
jimbo
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26 Nov 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

This link says it better than I could.. Clickey
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26 Nov 2009   #5

 

IMAP is poor mans exchange server. I moved to it years ago as it keeps all my mail on the server, allows access from multiple machines and saves backing up or data loss if you reload or your drive dies.
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26 Nov 2009   #6

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi Tews and Z3r010

Thanks -- at least we learn something every day.

Cheers
jimbo
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