IMAP Support

This entry is part 12 of 27 in the series Black Belt

Several Gmail Podcast listeners and readers are reporting that Google is rolling out support for IMAP. The “Forwarding and POP” tab has been renamed to “Forwarding and POP/IMAP”. Although it only appears to be available on some accounts at this point, particularly the hosted domains, I will have a podcast and detailed blog entry on setting up and configuring it as soon as I can.

Technical Tip: IMAP is an alternate protocol to retrieve your email to a computer or portable device. Clients like Thunderbird support it. One major benefit is that IMAP only retrieves the headers of information to display your index, unlike POP that retrieves the entire message every time. This makes it faster for devices like cell phones. The body of the message, and any attachments, are downloaded when you read the message.

Stay tuned for more details.

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