Downloading GMAIL - IMAP or POP?
Posted on 2011-03-18
I always used Outlook Express in the past, but started using Gmail for a class I took a while back. I want to backup my e-mail onto my computer because I have some very important e-mails and am afraid if Gmail has a problem and loses my e-mail I will shed many tears.
I set up both OE and MS Outlook with IMAP, which was recommended. The only problem is if I am offline, I can't read the "body" of the e-mail, only the header is available. Is there a solution to this, or do you have to be online to read in the IMAP protocol? If the latter is the case, then it would seem to suggest that IMAP is an unrealiable way to backup my e-mail store. Should I set up to download in POP instead?
Please provide input. Thanks in advance.