Changes between Version 5 and Version 6 of faq/email/pop-vs-imap


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    88 POP::
    9   Post Office Protocol (POP) means that all of your email is downloaded from your Internet Service Provider to your own personal computer and (usually) deleted from the server. If you created folders in your email program, those folders are only accessible on your own personal computer.
     9  Post Office Protocol (POP) means that all of your email is downloaded from your Internet Service Provider to your own personal computer and (usually) deleted from the server (unless you elect to configure your email client to "Leave messages on server"). If you created folders in your email program, those folders are only accessible on your own personal computer.
    1010 IMAP::
    11   Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) means that all of your email is saved on your Internet Service Provider's servers. If you are using IMAP, you can run an email program at home and an email program at work and both programs will access the same set up messages and folders. If you only use webmail to check your mail, your are using IMAP.
     11  Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) means that all of your email is saved on your Internet Service Provider's servers. If you are using IMAP, you can run an email program at home and an email program at work and both programs will access the same set up messages and folders. If you only use webmail to check your mail, you are using IMAP.
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    13 In addition to protocol, there are two main categories of programs you can use to read your email:
     13In addition to protocol, there are three main categories of programs you can use to read your email:
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    1515 Desktop clients::
    16   Common "desktop" email clients include Mozilla Thunderbird, Mac Mail, Kmail and Outlook. These are all programs that are installed on your personal computer. With these programs, you can either use the IMAP or POP protocol.
     16  Common "desktop" email clients include [wiki:faq/email/setup-thunderbird Mozilla Thunderbird], [wiki:faq/email/setup-macmail Mac Mail], [wiki:faq/email/setup-kmail Kmail] and [wiki:faq/email/setup-outlook Outlook]. These are all programs that are installed on your personal computer. With these programs, you can use either the IMAP or the POP protocol. Click the above links for directions on configuring each of these email clients to use accounts on the MayFirst email servers.
    1717 Webmail clients::
    18   In addition, people often use "webmail" clients, such as !SquirrelMail or Horde/IMP. These are all programs that you access by opening a web browser and going to a particular web page to read your email.
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     18  In addition, people often use "webmail" clients, such as [wiki:faq/email/add-multiple-identities-sm !SquirrelMail (decommissioned)] or Horde/IMP. These are all programs that you access by opening a web browser and going to a particular web page to read your email.
     19 SmartPhones::
     20  [wiki:faq/email/setup-iphone Configure your iPhone to access your MayFirst hosted email accounts.]
    2021== So how do I choose? ==
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