moderated Re: Outlook, .pop vs imp account

paul lemm



The other thing that may impact the speed is who your email provider is, since its taking and receiving the emails from their servers , so it may be a problem using imap with that particular  provider, do you know does your provider  support the imap type? For example I use sky which is designed for pop emails, but I use imap , since I’m not using the email protocol sky recommend I do sometimes get slow down or an error message, but the error messages aren’t frequent and the speed delay isn’t enough to bother me,  and is definitely worth the trade-off to be using imap instead of pop





From: [] On Behalf Of Gudrun Brunot
Sent: 29 May 2018 01:29
Subject: Outlook, .pop vs imap account


Hi: Up until recently, I’ve had a .pop account with my Outlook 2010. Per recommendations from knowledgeable and trustworthy individuals, I’ve switched over to imap. What I’ve noticed is that the action is a lot less crisp and snappy than with my old .pop account. The advantage with imap is, supposedly, that your messages, except for the absolute most recent ones, reside on your server rather than taking up space on your hard drive, thus older messages can be downloaded if you click on them. My interaction with my .pop email account, deleting, moving, reading, used to be immediate. I now experience a lot of sluggish delays, plus JAWS freezing, with my imap. When I delete messages, same thing. I often have to sit there and wait for a deletion to finish, and JAWS freezes. It often doesn’t seem to matter whether I delete one message or three conversations. What’s the experience of the rest of you?




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