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How to convert from POP3 to IMAP protocol

In an increasingly mobile world you may find it more convenient to manage your email from an email server on the web, rather than from a desktop computer.

In other words, to change from using POP3 Email Protocol to IMAP Email Protocol.

 

IMAP vs POP3

IMAP Protocol enables you to manage email from the web.

What if you are currently managing your email using the POP3 Protocol from a desktop computer?

No problem, you can change from one protocol to the other.

Theer is a risk however that you may lose old stored email in the process.

Please therefore ALWAYS back up your old email BEFORE making the swicth. 

Read more:  How to back up email.

 

Useful Links

The method used will depend upon which email client you are using.

Refer to the user guide for your email client.

Read more: Convert from POP3 to IMAP for Outlook,

Read more: Convert from POP3 to IMAP for Mozilla Thunderbird,

Read more: Convert from POP3 to IMAP for Apple.