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Pop3 or IMAP for emails

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    I currently use pop3 for emails

    I use my iPad, iPhone and a couple of computers to view and send emails.

    Would you recommend imap or pop3?
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    Doesn't it depend on the mail server?
    If the server can do both(?), go for the one that retains your emails on the server.
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    If you can choose, IMAP.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

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    Depends on what you want to do.

    If you want to synch your email across devices, go with IMAP. That way, you can delete an email only once and it will be deleted across all your devices, for instance. If you use POP, you'll have to delete the same email on each device.

    I prefer POP, because I don't want my email synched. I prefer to file and otherwise use my email more broadly and longer term on laptop, and on my mobile devices, I use emails only short term. I have thousands of emails stored on laptop. I have about two or three dozen on iPad at any given time, for example.

    The best choice is whatever meets your needs.

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