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.
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.