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    Changing back to POP from IMAP and other Google facilities linked to my Sky email ID

    This is a discussion on Changing back to POP from IMAP and other Google facilities linked to my Sky email ID within the Sky Email and Portal Log-in forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Have a couple of questions about the changeover. In the past I used IMAP because I needed access to my ...

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      Changing back to POP from IMAP and other Google facilities linked to my Sky email ID

      Have a couple of questions about the changeover.

      In the past I used IMAP because I needed access to my mail on various devices, but its less important now, so I can probably go with POP. If I just change my account type back to POP will all my emails which are in many folders on the server and my PC still be retained ? I am terrified I lose a lot of important stuff. I have an existing Yahoo mail account and did try setting up IMAP on that, and it works fine, so who knows I may be able to revert to IMAP after the changeover. However, I am assuming my accounts will need to be changed to POP for the changeover to happne.

      Second question relates to other Google stuff that uses my Sky.com ID. My Sky account also controls things like Google Maps ( stored routes ) and Google Web Analytics. Will the Sky ID still give access to these facilities. I ask because I did not set up the account for these facilities, but clearly Google recognises my Sky ID as a Google Account and logs me onto these using the same log on and password as my Sky account.

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      Re: Changing back to POP from IMAP and other Google facilities linked to my Sky email ID

      Hmmm, maybe my question got lost in the process...... is changing back from IMAP to POP as simple as selecting POP in my Sky Account settings, and will that retain all messages on the server that are in folders ?

      Some help appreciated please.

      Andrew

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      Re: Changing back to POP from IMAP and other Google facilities linked to my Sky email ID

      As long as you use the drop down box to select Keep mail on Sky server, everything should remain where it is. I am not certain if the emails folders will remain. I would advise downloading your mail to a desktop client and keep it there. That ensures you have a copy if anything goes wrong.

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