Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

Difference between pop3 and imap

Posted on 2005-04-27
1
Medium Priority
?
671 Views
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
What is really different between pop3 and imap when I have exchange 2003?

0
Comment
Question by:manrippo
1 Comment
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
luv2smile earned 200 total points
ID: 13879815
With POP 3, when a user checks his/her e-mail the messages are downloaded to the person's computer.  So say a person uses 2 different computers.....with POP...a user logs onto PC1 and checks her mail....then logs onto PC2 and checks her mail.......when she checked her mail on PC1 then the messages were all downloaded to that computer so when she logs on to PC2 she doesn't have any of her mail.

With IMAP.....all the messages (and folders) are stored on the server so no matter where a user checks their e-mail...the messages (and their folders) are always on the sever and the user can get to them from anywhere that they access their mail.
0

Featured Post

Get free NFR key for Veeam Availability Suite 9.5

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (1 year, 2 sockets) to all certified IT Pros. The license allows for the non-production use of Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 in your home lab, without any feature limitations. It works for both VMware and Hyper-V environments

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Organizations create, modify, and maintain huge amounts of data to help their businesses earn money and generally function.  Typically every network user within an organization has a bit of disk space to store in process items and personal files.   …
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
This video shows how to quickly and easily deploy an email signature for all users in Office 365 and prevent it from being added to replies and forwards. (the resulting signature is applied on the server level in Exchange Online) The email signat…
When cloud platforms entered the scene, users and companies jumped on board to take advantage of the many benefits, like the ability to work and connect with company information from various locations. What many didn't foresee was the increased risk…

580 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question