IMAP

Why isn't my email staying on the server after accessing it with PoP3?

Episode 962

Jerry from Whittier, CA

Jerry has multiple computers accessing the same email via Pop3, but he's missing emails. Leo says that's what PoP does -- it downloads the email and then deletes it from the server. Better to use IMAP instead because it leaves the email on the servers.

A better option is to create his own GMail account and then use GMail to retrieve his Pop3 email. Then it stays on GMail until he wants to delete it.