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    Uranium Lounger CWBillow's Avatar
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    I had thought (I heard) that when your e-mail accounts are IMAP accounts in Outlook, they refreshed "automatically."

    If that is supposed to be the case, then I have something set wrong, because mine do not.

    Should they (refresh), or is it manual? And if it IS manual, what is (supposed to be) the advantage to having IMAP accounts?

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    Using POP, your mail program downloads a copy of your messages from the server into local storage. Whatever happens locally need not have any effect on the server, and vice versa. Using IMAP to access a mail server gives you a a view onto folders on the server, similar to a webmail account. Any local copy is a mirror of the original on the server.

    Either way, if you want your IMAP mail to be checked periodically, you need to schedule that just like a POP account.

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    Ok, thanks Jefferson...

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