• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Hour 4. Email Basics > Using Your Email Accounts

Using Your Email Accounts

Outlook supports several common email protocols, including POP3, IMAP, HTTP, and Exchange Services. Many times you don't have a choice in the type of email account you'll use with your Internet access account, but you might have access to other account types through a Web hosting company or free email services.

The majority of Internet email accounts use POP3, which is short for Post Office Protocol version 3. POP3 is the Internet standard for email, and is supported by almost all mail server software. POP3 mail is typically downloaded from the email server and stored locally on your PC. IMAP, or Internet Mail Access Protocol, is a server-based mailbox store that is growing in popularity and, like POP3, has support from many mail servers. Copies of the messages are downloaded to your email client and you can access your messages from anywhere. Although many mail servers support both POP3 and IMAP protocols, most Internet service providers configure only one, usually POP3, for subscribers to use.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint