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    imap vs. POP3 (2000)

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    Can someone tell me why Outlook has to operate so much differently when email is switched from a POP account to an Imap??? It seems to me that the underlying engine that sends/receives should not necessarily force any change in what the user sees on the screen, particularly when each (networked) computer still has their own pst file! arrgh!

    There. Now I feel better.

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    Re: imap vs. POP3 (2000)

    In IMAP mode, the mail client (Outlook) has to keep checking with the remote server to see what is actually there. With POP3, everything is downloaded to the local computer; cutting any connectivity issues out of the picture. HTH
    Gre

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