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What is an IMAP Email?

IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol. It is a standard protocol for accessing e-mail from one’s e-mail client on any of that user’s devices. IMAP provides a full-time connection between the client and the mail server. This is as opposed to POP3 which requires that the client periodically contact the server. This type of connection is useful when the user needs to access their messages from multiple locations at different times, for example from home or work.

An IMAP account can be accessed using a variety of email clients, such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or Apple Mail. It can also be accessed through webmail interfaces such as Gmail or Yahoo! Mail.

IMAP is a protocol that allows you to access your email from any internet-connected device. It’s an alternative to POP3 which was designed for desktop email clients, and serves as a better solution for mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.

When choosing between these two protocols, there are many factors to consider. What kind of device are you using? Are you accessing your messages on the go or at home? How often do you need to sync your messages with another device? What kind of setup do you already have in place for accessing your mail?

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