[thelist] IMAP

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Fri Mar 13 10:45:23 CDT 2009

Jack Timmons wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 10:14 AM, Bob Meetin <bobm at dottedi.biz> wrote:
>> I know this works with tbird, and even that other guy, OL, - my question
>> really is about how IMAP can help my clients?  I've been using pop for
>> years because my situation warrants nothing else.
>> If I set him up at the office for IMAP, then at home for IMAP, how does
>> that work to keep email synchronized?  He wants to be able to go home
>> and manage email, but not have it download to his computer like with POP
>> and not be able to access it at work.  Yes I know you can set up POP to
>> leave a copy on the server but that can lead to administration.
>> Does IMAP work as a virtual single inbox?  Until you do some action?
>> It's been at least 10 years since I've messed with it.
> Basically, IMAP = managing e-mail directly on the server, whereas POP =
> getting the e-mail from the server and managing it locally. So, it's "always
> there".
> It's better than POP for this exact situation. A very abbreviated
> explanation.

==>> You and Patrick are saying all the right things.  Last question - 
Supposing the client gets a lot of email and lots of attachments - will 
it lead to slower download times per message? <<==

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