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Indio

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  #224306 12-Jun-2009 12:15
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mruane: Greekiwi: Your approach makes perfect sense to me. I use POP3 to download my email from GMAIL but I keep a copy of all mail on GMAIL as a backup and so that I can access mail whilst away from the desktop.



So, no laughing from here, the approach is more than sensible to my mind, you have a copy of the mail in two places - on the server and your local PC. From that point of view its a better approach than IMAP.



Cheers Mike


I do the same thing: I permit deletion of emails from the server through one PC only, and even then only after 7 days.

 
 
 

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  #224939 14-Jun-2009 16:51
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mruane: Greekiwi: Your approach makes perfect sense to me. I use POP3 to download my email from GMAIL but I keep a copy of all mail on GMAIL as a backup and so that I can access mail whilst away from the desktop.



So, no laughing from here, the approach is more than sensible to my mind, you have a copy of the mail in two places - on the server and your local PC. From that point of view its a better approach than IMAP.



Cheers Mike



It's not a better approach than IMAP, if you have a half-decent email client it will allow you to keep messages downloaded from your IMAP server on your local PC.  In addition IMAP synchonises the status of your messages amongst all devices - so if you've read a message already on Gmail it will show up as read in your IMAP client too, and if you've replied to a message in one client the other clients also know about it. 

Gmail fully supports IMAP so I don't see any good reason why you would use POP3 over it.


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