Difference between POP3 and a IMAP email accounts

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Which one is the best email protocol for connection between POP3 and IMAP? What are the advantages for one using IMAP over POP3 and is it possible that one can use IMAP to setup a yahoo account? If so please help me configure my account to IMAP for my yahoo account?

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Difference between POP3 and a IMAP email accounts

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Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) is a protocol and an email service to access your emails on your device remotely. In this protocol, user can download only the message headers so that he can decide whether to download the remaining part of the email or not. There are many advantage of IMAP over POP. Some of them are:

** Faster access to your emails.

** Size of the message archive is limited to account’s server space.

** Not mandatory to download the attachments of your email.

** Minimal data transfers

** Remote access and remote folder management.

** More reliable and can access from multiple locations.

It is possible that one can use IMAP to setup a yahoo account by using the below steps:

** Run the import tool and follow the instructions accordingly.

** Automatically forward your email to Outlook.com

** Add your contacts.

** Import or subscribe to your calendar.

** Choose a “from” address

** Sort incoming email into folders.

 

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