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Should I Use POP3 or IMAP

With POP3 (Post Office Protocol version 3), the mail is "popped" off Computer Team email servers and onto your home or office computer. There's no synchronizing going on, just copying of mail files from one place to another. In most POP clients, you may choose to leave a copy of the mail on the server, or to delete it from the server after you have download it from the mail server. Leaving a copy of mail on the server may come in handy if you access email from several locations or devices. POPPING is good if you just want to get online, download your email, and get off line again.

With IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) your email client is constantly connected to our server, and doesn't make local copies of your messages. IMAP is great if you access your email from lots of different machines, since it keeps all the messages in one place. It's also good if you have a slow connection, because it only downloads the email headers until you choose to read a whole message. IMAP needs a constant connection to the Internet the whole time you're working with your email. IMAP does support offline mode features.

Computer Team Inc. offers a POP3 or IMAP as email account choices when setting up you domain email accounts. You can choose the method you'd rather use to receive your mail. Your mail server for POP, IMAP, and SMTP (sending mail) is always MAIL.YOURDOMAIN.COM you may also use MAIL.COMPUTERTEAM.COM.

If you use Computer Team WorldClient webmail then you are using a powerful IMAP email reader that can be accesed from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. For more information about the powerful features of WorldClient click here.

If you have any questions please call Computer Team Support (563)355-0426