Email Tutorials

When setting up your email, you have two options each with its own distinct functionality & purpose. Please read the descriptions below and make your choice carefully.

1. IMAP

The Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) allows an e-mail client to access e-mail on a remote mail server and leaves message on the server until the user deletes them. IMAP mailboxes can be setup on multiple platforms/devices (mobiles, computers, laptops, tablets), allowing users to receive/send emails from multiple devices.

Advantages

  • Receive emails on multiple devices/platforms
  • Mail is stored on the server
  • Can access mail via the web

Disadvantages

  • Mail must be tightly controlled to stop mailbox from filling up
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with pop account
Click Here for the IMAP Tutorials
2. POP3

The Post Office Protocol (POP) downloads and stores mail on the user's computer, before deleting it off the server. This is a simple and easy way to access email.

Advantages

  • Email is available offline
  • Widely supported by email client software

Disadvantages

  • Mail cannot be accessed from other machines/devices
Click Here for the POP3 Tutorials