IMAP vs. POP vs Exchange (are there others than these?)
I think I know the basics -
exchange deals with contacts and calendar also (POP and IMAP don't).
POP takes emails off the server (OK, it could leave it on the server too) & sent messages stay only on the device
IMAP - is it wrong to call it the poor man's exchange?
More of a real life situation - usually small businesses have shared hosting for their domain. And limited space for storage as part of the shared hosting...
So while IMAP is 'better' than POP (since all the sent / received mail is in 1 place - on the server, regardless of the number of devices you use to check mail, keeping all your mail on a shared hosting plan for a bunch of employees can fill up your storage allotment? Right?
JUst like to hear experts thoughts on why you like 1 over another (but don't think I need a lesson on the differences) / does 1 method not work realistically?
Does imap on a cell phone with lots of past emails / folders and keeping all that in sync burn up lots of data?
I know getting a new phone and getting sent items from a pop account is a pain.
Seems exchange is the 'optimal'? Is that safe to say? you get big mailboxes (I am thinking office 365), contacts, calendar in sync across devices and between employees if you want.
But the cheapest way to get exchange? $4 / month? I heard outlook.com is now using exchange? That's free and you get calendar and contacts? But yeah, an outlook.com address. Or is the exchange for outlook.com a scaled down / handicapped / limited version vs. what you get / what you can do with regular office 365?