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IMAP or POP3

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SprintSlash, Feb 10, 2003.

  1. SprintSlash

    SprintSlash Well-Known Member

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    Which mail server type do you guys use? and why? :p
     
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    FijianTribe Well-Known Member

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    Pop3, easy to use easy to configure, though I have had 1 customer ask me recently if we could support IMAP. Since I have not used IMAP much I told him we could look into it. But POP3 seems to be easiest to to help customers set up.
     
  3. SprintSlash

    SprintSlash Well-Known Member

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    Well, there isn't that much difference between POP3 and IMAP on configuring part... generally it's better to use POP3 when you only access Email from one machine.. and IMAP when you access your Email from multiple machines (or using webmail)..

    I just want to know what people use.. a lot of people only know what POP3 is and don't know what IMAP is as well as its advantages over POP3.
     
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    Can you use both?

    If you have a machine running cpanel, can you use imap as well as POP3? Do you have to make a choice, or do you even have the option to use IMAP?
     
  5. SprintSlash

    SprintSlash Well-Known Member

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    You can use both. You don't have to choose, but most of the time you would only want to use one.. no need to check/read an Email twice..
    P.S. IMAP is already active for many cpanel users. Some webmail programs uses IMAP too.
     
  6. ozzi4648

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    pop3s using SSL with Stunnel. Use just pop3 is you want your users account passwords to get hacked, including your own! ;)
     
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