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    Sky Launch IMAP Email

    This is a discussion on Sky Launch IMAP Email within the Sky Email and Portal Log-in forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; From yesterday IMAP support was added to the the sky email service, setup intructions can be found on the Sky ...

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      Sky Launch IMAP Email

      From yesterday IMAP support was added to the
      the sky email service, setup intructions can be
      found on the Sky Help Centre pages on sky.com


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      Re: Sky Launch IMAP Email

      <Harry Hill TV Burp>Which is better? POP3 or IMAP? There's only one way to find out...</Harry Hill TV Burp>

      No, but seriously, I'm curious to know what are the advantages & disadvantages of using IMAP access instead of POP3 access. Can someone give a brief explanation in layman's terms please?

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      Re: Sky Launch IMAP Email

      ive been wondering the same tbh - i assume it means you can more than one client receiving the same mail at the same time (using POP, once downloaded to a client no others can get new mail??)

      the way i see it is, i use my client (Outlook 2007) at home then the web portal any other time...surely that works?
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      Re: Sky Launch IMAP Email

      I am guessing it's like a MS exchange server,
      so if you have to two pc's setup for imap and you
      move or deleate a email on ether it will affect the other
      and you have in affect a common inbox.

      if you get my drift

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      Re: Sky Launch IMAP Email

      In answer to my own question, I did a bit of research and found this nice little explanation of POP3 and IMAP:

      E-mail Explained: The Difference Between IMAP and POP

      So you get the idea of that then...

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      Re: Sky Launch IMAP Email

      Quote Originally Posted by IAmNotTheEnemy View Post
      (using POP, once downloaded to a client no others can get new mail??)
      You can if you tick a 'keep the messages on server' box in your mail client then you can download them and second time.

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      Re: Sky Launch IMAP Email

      Quite right. I have my main laptop set to POP and 'download and delete' emails from the server and my other laptops to 'download and retain' emails on the server. So all my emails finish up on my main laptop, even those I've read previously on one of my other laptops.

      However for multiple users of the same email address IMAP has the obvious advantage that it synchronises all users with all emails.

     

     

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