POP (Post Office Protocol) is an Internet protocol that determines email servers and how to download email. Incoming email is stored on the POP3 server until you login and download the emails via your ISP (Internet Service Provider) on your computer. POP Protocol has been developed into several versions; the current version of POP3 is used for webmail services like Gmail and Yahoo.
IMAP is also an internet protocol for opening emails. IMAP is superior than POP in a few area such as it allows email to be stored in a couple different folder, supports folder sharing and email messages do not need to be stored on your computer.
When you are using IMAP4, clients can continue to stay connected to the mail server as long as users stay active in taking the message according to their demand. IMAP4 can respond even more quickly for those users who have larger email capacities. You can also access your email account from multiple locations, computer and client’s email. Currently we are using version IMAP4.
POP3 and IMAP4 is the internet protocol that is used by almost all modern e-mail. Examples of the difference in IMAP4 and POP3 is that in IMAP4 you can keep track of the status of the message that is read, replied, deleted, and even track status change made by clients, while POP3 does not provide storage of the email’s status on their server.
To provide the best service possible for our clients, we provide email accounts that can be accessed via POP3, IMAP4, and even Smartphone. For further information please contact Web Architect - Professional Web Design Company.