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Email Imap vs POP

Posted on 2011-10-10
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I want to switch over from POP to IMAP email, and want to make sure I understand things correctly. Can anyone help/verify:
#1 I can switch anytime, even with existing emails on the server, just by setting up an appropriate email client with IMAP instead of POP, correct?
#2 The EMails that I had poreviously "POP'd" will not be on the Server, will be only on my local PC, correct?
#3 With IMAP, the email will look the same, regardles sof which device I use at any time to acces it, correct?
#4 The only way that messages will be deleted from the Server is if I delete them from any of the devices that I use to read Email, correct?
Question by:bleggee
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#1.  Correct only if the server you are connecting to supports IMAP.
#2.  Correct.
#3.  They will look just like they did via POP.
#4.  Correct, unless your mail server admin has a policy that says otherwise (ie: auto-delete after 30 days.)

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