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Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by johngarnett, Sep 20, 2013.

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    Hi!

    I have an iPad4 and just updated to iOS 7.

    I now have an error warning re my mail settings. POP3 or IMAP. My provider is Sky (I'm in England)

    I was wondering if someone could explain the best one to use, POP or IMAP. I have the settings from Sky but unsure which to use, both or just one?

    Thank you,

    JohnG
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    If you are offered the choice, always pick IMAP over POP. It's a better e-mail protocol (well, IMHO). Here's a good article that explains it w-a-y better than I ever could (plus it offers a decision table to determine which is best for you):

    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/pop-vs-imap/

    Hope this helps. Good luck.

    Marilyn
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    Marilyn,
    Thank you. Just the sort of advice I was hoping for!
    JohnG

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