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Old 03-23-2004, 09:54 PM   #1
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can IMAP and POP3 servers run in the same time?


I am wondering if that is possible, since I cannot gather whether
my clients are using POP3 or IMAP4, and I have to serve them all.
Now will POP3 or IMAP occupy the IP address, without allowing
address sharing with the other?

Old 03-24-2004, 12:43 AM   #2
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You can run both at once without any problem since they operate over different ports. You can't delete messages via a POP3 connection at the same time you have the mailbox locked with an IMAP4 connection, though. Well, you *shouldn't* be able to any way, because that would really confuse the heck out of the IMAP4 daemon and cause lots of problems (probably mailbox corruptions). As long as each user sticks to one method of access, you should be fine.


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