IMAP is the better option - and the recommended option - when you need to check your emails from multiple devices, such as a work laptop, a home computer, or a tablet, smartphone, or other mobile device. POP3 downloads email from a server to a single computer, then deletes it from the server.
What is difference between IMAP and POP?
IMAP and POP are two different protocols. There are many differences between these two. The main difference is that IMAP(Internet Messaged Access Protocol) always syncs with mail server so that any changes you make in your mail client (Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird) will instantly appear on your webmail inbox.
Why pop3 is better than IMAP?
Why is IMAP better than POP? POP is a very simple protocol that only allows downloading messages from your Inbox to your local computer. Generally, once transferred, the email is on your local computer and removed from FastMail. IMAP is much more advanced and allows you to see all your folders on FastMail.
How do I change from IMAP to pop3?
Remove your current IMAP account.
Step 1: Add your POP3 account. Adding your POP3 account can be done via the Account Settings dialog; Step 2: Transfer your mail folders. Step 3: Export and import your message rules (optional) Step 4: Remove your current IMAP account.
What is a pop3 and IMAP email account?
IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) Emails remain on the email server, allowing you to set up the account on multiple computers and devices to access your email, as well accessing them through WebMail. Folders can be created on the server to better manage the messages.