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

James Bentley

I definitely appreciate all who shared their experience with me.  I need to get over to Gmail with SuddenLink so I can cancel my AT&T service.  I don’t want two phone and internet bills.  I’ll have a SuddenLink account in the near future instead of AT&T.
Here, in my part of East Texas, AT&T just doesn’t currently have decent service  Hundreds just went without internet and VOIP phone services again for 1.5 days.  This happens 3 to 5 times per year.
Now, that I under stand the advantages of IMAP and that I can just set up folders and filters on the server, I am satisfied that I will have all of my needs met using Gmail with the IMAP  protocol.  At least, I think that protocol is the right word?
Thanks again to all who responded to my request,

From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] What's the difference between Imap and pop3?
Windows Live Mail doesn't support message rules created in that client when using IMAP.  I don't know about other programs other than that Thunderbird and Outlook support such rules.  My understanding is that rules are generally set up on the server and that this allows proper synchronization on clients because no rules are set up in the clients nor is support for such necessary. 
----- original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] What's the difference between Imap and pop3?
Yes they should work. I believe message rules have nothing to do with
I have a better idea; if you are using GMail, create folders and labels
in your GMail account and setup rules there. This was you can keep
everything as you want.

On 8/25/2016 6:24 PM, James Bentley wrote:
> OK, it appears as though message rules will not sink on all clients.
> That's no big deal for me but, I would still want to be able to create
> message rules on individual clients.  Do you happen to know if
> individual message rules will still work on the client if they are created?
> James
> -----Original Message----- From: Edmond Nazarian via
> Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:08 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] What's the difference between Imap and pop3?
> 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 <mailto:gsasner@...>
>> *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
>> results.
>> Gene
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> *From:* James Bentley <mailto:bentleyj1952@...>
>> *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
>> **No one is totally worthless, they can always be used as a bad example.

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