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Pop or IMAP? I don't know which to use...


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#1 Senna12

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 10:19 AM

I am using Office365.  At home I am using Outlook for my email.  My wife and I both get our home email on our phones and our ipad.  So roughly 5 devices access our Time Warner email( now Spectrum).  I have it setup now using IMAP.  But my webmail is now 99% full.  I am going through email and deleting them but there are alot that we would like to keep. 

So my questin is:  Should I be using IMAP or should I use POP??

 

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 10:43 AM

IMO...neither POP nor IMAP...have anything to do with emails stored on your system.  I say that as someone with a webmail account and I have no familiarity with using Outlook for email.

 

The primary difference that i (webmail account) find between the two...relates to whether messages, once seen, are retained on my webmail account.

 

http://www.pop2imap.com/

 

I prefer to have downloads from webmail account to my system...remove emails from the web server.  Others prefer to have all those emails retained on the webserver.

 

Either one works with Windows...you should be using whichever pleases your personal preferences.

 

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 11:08 AM

If you are trying to access the same e-mail messages from multiple devices the only way to go, in my opinion, is IMAP.

 

The limits on storage are imposed by your e-mail service provider.  I would contact them to see if it can be upped.  Either Spectrum is mighty tight with space or you must have a lot of e-mail messages that you're keeping, probably with attachments that are of significant size.  You're the first person I know of that's ever come up against a storage limit on an IMAP account.

 

Also, if you haven't done it, make sure to empty your Spam and Trash folders.  Depending on the e-mail service provider and e-mail clients you're using these may not be automatically emptied at specific time intervals and you can build up a lot of storage space for stuff you already know you don't want to store.


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 11:40 AM

Thanks. I have deleted my spam and Trash folders already. I have about 4500 emails. Which I personally don't think is alot. Some do have attachments but defenitely not alot of them.  I just  looked and it looks like I get 1000.00MB  or 1GB.



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Posted 06 February 2017 - 12:18 PM

1 GB is not much storage space these days.  Again, I suggest calling your internet service provider (ISP)/e-mail service provider and ask them why you're getting a 99% full warning on 1 GB of content.  That's abysmally low these days.  There could be some sort of glitch going on and if there's not then you might want to consider changing your e-mail service provider.


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     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 





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