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Does IMAP slow down server in any way?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by fearmydesign, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. fearmydesign

    fearmydesign Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone. I just learned today the difference between POP & IMAP... so I went ahead and setup my iPhone, Outlook and webmail with IMAP instead of POP3 - My questions is, does this slow down the server? I just did a ping on my server, and it returned 187ms when it's usually well below 20 or 30ms

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    Does anyone have any feedback on my post about IMAP? this is new to me, and now we have about 5 email accounts with IMAP setup, but the server seems to be really slow... just wondering if the IMAP is the cause... Thanks
     
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    If you suspect IMAP is the cause, then switch back to using POP3 and test out the change. I don't personally have any experience in testing IMAP versus POP3, although I would imagine a constant connection to the machine for 10s to 100s of email accounts would have an impact on the server's load and latency.
     
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    Thank you for your response
     
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