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Old 06-24-2008, 01:16 PM   #1
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Smile pop and imap protocols

Hello every one..

What is the difference between pop and imap protocols??
Why we use them???? What is the function???

Old 06-24-2008, 01:40 PM   #2
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In the simplest terms pop downloads your mail onto the client PC and imap leaves it on the server

So if you want to view your email when not connected to the internet then you want pop. If you want a consistant view of your mail using multiple email clients on different computers then imap is your friend. In my view imap is the way forward.


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