You can use IMAP or POP3 protocol to configure your Gmail account in MS Outlook. However, after using IMAP account in Outlook for some time, many users want to change their mail settings from IMAP to POP. Today we will discuss how quickly you can change your IMAP configuration to POP3.
What is IMAP?
IMAP stands for Internet Messages Access Protocol. In an IMAP configuration, the email client keeps a copy of the mailbox on the local system without deleting it from the email server. The advantage in this case is that you can access your complete mailbox data through various devices (of course with proper IMAP configuration).
Advantages of IMAP
What is POP3?
POP3 is an abbreviation of Post Office Protocol version 3. When your email application is configured with POP, then all your emails are downloaded to your email application. Then emails can (and should) be permanently deleted from the mail server.
Advantages of POP3
Step by step procedure to convert IMAP to POP
To start this process, open MS Outlook and start the below-mentioned steps:
Steps to remove IMAP account from MS Outlook
After successfully adding your POP account, you can remove your IMAP account from Outlook.
Migrate IMAP to Cloud
Recently many users are migrating their IMAP email data to cloud emailing platforms like Office 365. This process is easy if you are using a third-party tool for migration.
Kernel for IMAP to Office 365 is a brilliantly developed and designed tool to migrate IMAP account to Office 365, hosted Exchange and on-premises Exchange. With this, you can quickly migrate those mailboxes which are configured with IMAP settings.
You can also migrate single as well as multiple mailboxes from IMAP email servers to Office 365. And this tool allows users to migrate emails to mailboxes, public folders and archive mailboxes in Office 365.