Many new versions of email clients and mobile devices make users default to an IMAP configuration. The default Email client that comes with Windows 8 does not even allow a POP set up.
(Pssst.. If you have windows 8, you do not HAVE to use their built-in client)
Our mail servers will handle both POP3 and IMAP. Make sure that you know what you are selecting. Once you are set up, you can't change it without setting up a new account.
gets email from the mail server and stores it on your local device. If you want to allow multiple devices to get the same email, set your device to leave a copy on the mail server for a limited time after it has been downloaded. Such as 7 days to allow all devices to get the email.
KEEP ALL DEVICES THE SAME TYPE.
WE RECOMMEND USING IMAP AND SSL.
IMAP is primarily used by people who check the same email account on multiple devices. IMAP will keep all email stored on the mail server.
- All devices stay synchronized
- Supports subfolders
- Cloud Email Storage
- Mail server storage quota will eventually fill up unless you delete old messages.
- If one device is set up as POP3 for the same account, it may download and delete the messages on the mail server, leaving IMAP accounts empty. Make sure all connecting devices are set up as IMAP.