Re: What's the difference between Imap and pop3?

Edmond Nazarian <gocloud84@...>

Yes if you do not delete the messages you need to keep. in GMail we archive them.

On 8/25/2016 6:04 PM, James Bentley wrote:
OK, I have decided that I like the idea that all clients will be
synchronized when using imap. But, I have a few very important
questions. I wonder if using imap will allow me to download all
messages to any client and keep them there forever if I choose. In
other words, I do not want emails only available to me when I am on
line. I want to download emails and keep them forever if I want. Will
imap allow me to have the emails on all of my computers without deleting
them after a certain period of time? And, I do understand that if I
make changes to one client, the same changes happen to all. But, I was
just under the impression that users of imap do not get to keep emails
on their machines forever.

Thanks for any advice,

James Bentley

*From:* Gene <>
*Sent:* Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:28 PM
*To:* <>
*Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] What's the difference between Imap and pop3?

You have to tell GMail to enable pop3. You can either wait for more
answers from people who have more detailed information or you can do a
Google search for something like pop3 GMail. You will find lots of

----- Original Message -----
*From:* James Bentley <>
*Sent:* Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:00 PM
*To:* <>
*Subject:* [TechTalk] What's the difference between Imap and pop3?

Hi everyone,

I am moving from Yahoo/ATT mail to Gmail. I planned on setting up a
pop3 account because that is what I am accustomed to using. However, I
don’t seem to have that option. So, what will be different if I set up
an Imap account?

Many thanks,

James Bentley

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