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Chapter 15. Mail > IMAP vs. POP

IMAP vs. POP

Apple's Mail program can handle three types of incoming mail “protocol”: IMAP and POP (or POP3, to be specific), and Exchange. A protocol is a particular set of standards having to do with communications between computers. You can set up IMAP or POP accounts in Mail; see the following pages.

POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3) is a protocol in which the server automatically downloads the mail to your computer when you check mail, then deletes the mail from the server. With POP you cannot read mail until it has been downloaded to your computer. POP works best for users who always use one computer on which the email files are stored and managed.


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