IMAP vs POP Protocol

The type of EMAIL ACCOUNT you create will depend on which EMAIL PROTOCOL you want to use:

  • IMAP Protocol - which means your incoming and outgoing mail is stored on the server, regardless of which device you use to connect to the mail server;
  • POP Protocol - which means incoming and outgoing mail is stored on the device you are using to connect to the mail server.

Most users opt for IMAP simply because they use a wide range of devices to connect to the mail server at any one time.

Read more: Benefits of IMAP.

 

Backing Up Email

Whichever protocol you use, we cannot overstate the importance of periodically backing up email.

This is especially important if you run a business.

Read more: How to back up email.