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Difference between IMAP and POP3

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Difference between POP3 and IMAP What is IMAP and POP? These two are the most common incoming email protocols. These protocols are used to connect your mail box server to an email client. Here an email client refers to for an example (microsoft outlook or mozila thunderbird). So basically it allows you to send and receive the emails from mail client just we mentioned from Outlook or Thunderbird to your desktop/laptop. It also allows you to access your Emails through Online web services like Gmail, Microsoft Mail or on the mobile devices like your smart phones or tablets. Whats the difference? What is POP? So POP stands for Post office Protocol and the latest version is POP3 and it is supported by all email client and servers. POP3 download mails on your local device(Computer or Phone or Tablets) using the client and deletss them from the email server. By using POP an internet connected email client, accesses the mail server, then it download all your mails to local device(Computer or Phone or Tablets) and then it marks the messages for deletion on Email Server. So it means that if you have received emails using POP, they can only be accessible on specific email client on a specific device that you downloaded to. Which means that they can not be accessible through the other clients on devices other than that you downloaded to. However some email clients allow you to keep the copy of emails on server. and once you delete them from your client it may not get synced with the email server. What is IMAP? IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol. Unlike POP3 which downloads and auto deletes the emails from email server, IMAP allows us to view emails from any internet connected Email Clients or web email services from any device at multiple locations. This feature has made it popular So basically if you are using IMAP to access your mails, your email client receives a copy of emails and the original stays on the email server, rather than deleting them from server. This feature makes is possible for us to access our mails from any client on any devices unless you deletes them from one client. Synchronization is done with all the devices and email server. If you delete an email from one of the client on one of the devices, it gets deleted from the server and other devices too. Main Differences are as below. 1) If you want to receive your e-mail messages only on one single computer or device, then POP3 is usefull, while using IMAP you can access your mails on multiple devices simultaneously at any time. 2) POP is a one way communication, because it deletes the messages once you download them to your local device and then disconnects the device from Mail Server, While IMAP is a two way communication, where retrives your mails and caches it on local device and keep the original content on server. Synchronication is done both the way. 3) Both protocols operate on different ports. 4) POP3 does not require an internet connection if you want to access the downloaded e-mails unless you want to retrieve new e-mails. While IMAP which stores your emails in cache only requires internet connection all the time.
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efrem alem (13 days ago)
well differrentiate b/n Imap and pop3 great thank you
mSk m (28 days ago)
Man you are a legend, Thanks for the awesome video
Sarah Dos Santos (1 month ago)
This was SO helpful and easily explained! Thank you :D
Tom Anonym (2 months ago)
The intro is BANGING.
Floria Vu (3 months ago)
Thank you, that was helpful!
Syed arshad ali (3 months ago)
I am not finding leave messages in the server configure it in imps
Aslam K (3 months ago)
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Noacks Tegrinde (4 months ago)
Certainly helped me! Well produced. Thank you! No Axe
Dattatreya Pujar (4 months ago)
Good work
CSAcitizen Feather (4 months ago)
Are there no Americans that can explain these things so we can understand them ? And talk SLOWER !
ANKESH SINGH (4 months ago)
valuable video
Jai kishan Gupta (5 months ago)
Hindi 👨 me bhi banao
Karina Stavenes (5 months ago)
Thank you for this explainer video. I am not sure why at some point, the music seemed to become very loud and the narration seemed to slow down way too much. This made it seem like it was taking too long to speak and to make the necessary points, while the music made it hard to follow or concentrate. It made the video seem longer than necessary and with less content than it could have had. I hope you will consider these words as constructive criticism, and useful suggestions, nothing more.
Arul Mozhi (6 months ago)
good explanation
Md. Afser uddin (6 months ago)
Excellent directive...
Joly Pailappan (6 months ago)
hi SirVery interesting video.  If you touch-base on SMTP, it would be more helpful.  Is it possible to share the name of the software you created this content ?
Vishal Vicky (6 months ago)
Hi Techno math. I have an issue. In Desktop i configured outlook with POP. In Laptop i configured with IMAP with Save Name and Password. Now i am not receiving any mails. And i completely uninstalled MS office In Laptop. So how to solve this problem.
Apzhawk (7 months ago)
Clear explanation
JamaicanSista ROBINSON (7 months ago)
Thanks for the enlightenment!
SoonClass (7 months ago)
Nice animation
Franklin Lee (8 months ago)
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Exirw (8 months ago)
It is helpful for beginners.nice work keep it up!
pankaj deep sahota (9 months ago)
hey ur video is awesome !! can you tell me which software you use for creating animation videos??
Mohit Verma (9 months ago)
Very well explained..Keep it up.
Yasser Chorghay (9 months ago)
The music is so disturbing, you should atleast know not to put music in such videos
Syed Fayaz (10 months ago)
Superb explain.. Thanks
supriya lakkam (10 months ago)
Very well explained 👍👍👍
basha Shaik (11 months ago)
ohh very nice teaching
Flana Jay (11 months ago)
I would not annoying music in the background when trying to explain something................COMMON SENSE alas
Hail (11 months ago)
Amazing content, only problem is that the intros and outros are not in proportion with the volume of the rest of the video(too loud)
Paranormal3activity (11 months ago)
Great info ... thanks ..... music is way to loud ... :(
NCA R (11 months ago)
Which layer of this pop& IMAP
Trilok Patel (11 months ago)
Thanks , very well explained
MD AL KAVI (1 year ago)
Good understanding video .
Thomas Frizzle (1 year ago)
Kapil Raikwar (1 year ago)
awesome tutorial, now get the correct difference between pop3 & imap. thanks a lot
ruhulamin choudhury (1 year ago)
i have tried your code and got as connection refused..please help..kindly getback to me..
DJ Puggy P (1 year ago)
What music is this in the intro?
Abid Esa (1 year ago)
vry gooD lecture
jorge santos (1 year ago)
I use IMAP and I don't need Internet connection ALL THE TIME.
Prabhakar Ayyanar (1 year ago)
Really useful..
Adrian Houk (1 year ago)
back to the 90s :-)
Manish Parui (1 year ago)
Thanks buddy
Stas L. (1 year ago)
The main ( and mostly hidden ) difference is when you fired from your latest work place, if you used IMAP you will not have any history saved and account suspended, but, if you used POP3 and ( Yes ) , Microsoft Outlook, your history will stay on your local .PST file. So, do use POP3 when dealing with 3rd party partners.
Naveed Anjum (10 months ago)
OST can be exported to PST anytime!
peacefull warrior (1 year ago)
Very informative video, Thanks for sharing. I think not using background music helps the viewer to concentrate more effectively on the valuable contents in the video.
Arslano (1 year ago)
thx man!
Techno Math (1 year ago)
Arsibest Great! Really glad to know that it helped you. Please share the video and subscribe to the channel to get the future updates. Thanks :)
Nice very helpful! thanks!
Selva prati (1 year ago)
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Techno Math (1 year ago)
Louis Depp  Great! Really glad to know that it helped you. Please share the video and subscribe to the channel to get the future updates. Thanks :)
Anmol sharma (1 year ago)
concept was made understood in a very simple and easy manner.. found this video really lucrative
Techno Math (1 year ago)
Anmol sharma Sure I will. Thank you for your valuable suggestions. :)
Anmol sharma (1 year ago)
Techno Math sir I request you to make many more such informative videos especially on office 365 and exchange...and I will really follow it and share it as much as I can .....thank you in anticipation
Techno Math (1 year ago)
Anmol sharma  Great! I am glad it helped you. Please share the video and subscribe to the channel to get the future updates. Thanks :)
Bipin Nepal (1 year ago)
Sneha Tambe (1 year ago)
Abbas Seyfali (8 months ago)
Sneha Ta mbe
Techno Math (1 year ago)
Sneha Tambe That is great! I am glad that it helped you. Please share the video and subscribe to the channel to get the future updates. Thanks :)
Try some CG (1 year ago)
welcome screen is vary bad......you should hire a 2D artist for that...otherwise video is good it helped me....i am feeling lazy i dont want to read all these things in a book, anyway are you sure POP downloads emails and delete them from server?
Try some CG (1 year ago)
yea thanx
Techno Math (1 year ago)
F-Dynasty Entertainment Thank you for your valuable feedback. I will improve my welcome screen. And yes POP downloads and deletes email from server. However as mentioned in the video there is an option where you can choose those mails not to be deleted from the servers in POP also. Let me know if that helps. Thanks :)
Sairam Regunta (1 year ago)
Nice Video ..it is useful
ABID HUSSAIN (7 months ago)
Sairam Regunta deeg
Techno Math (1 year ago)
Sairam Regunta Sure welcome. Glad it helped you. Please share the video and subscribe to the channel to get the future updates. Thanks :)
Rajeshwar Kushwaha (1 year ago)
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Yousef Warren (1 year ago)
This good information I learn a lot...
Jayaraman K (1 year ago)
Chemically Attractive (1 year ago)
You sound like a scammer!
Andrei Paun (1 year ago)
Cindy Napoli (1 year ago)
I have been loosing my emails from their folders on AOL, after saved go back and the folders were empty,  so having the imap in outlook was a plus for me since they were important class material
Cindy Napoli (1 year ago)
Cindy Napoli1 second agoI may have something wrong in my set up . My mail in and out are working but the incoming is always synchronizing the inbox at the bottom I have it on imap and incoming 993 and ssl. thank you in advance. It was a bit hard to hear you with music you speak to low
Sandeep Dhiman (1 year ago)
Techno Math (1 year ago)
Sandeep Dhiman Thank you buddy. Glad that it helped you. Please share the video and subscribe to the channel to get the future updates. Thanks :)
Erind Osmani (1 year ago)
What about sent email using IMAP. If i send one email from PC-01, will that email appear on another PC that has same email with IMAP, or in phone that is using same email with IMAP? Regards!
jorge santos (1 year ago)
IMAP is an INCOMING protocol only. To send emails you use SMTP. Answering your second question: if you send and email from one device that email will also appear on all devices you have configured for that email account.
Erind Osmani (1 year ago)
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN CASE OF Exchange Email? it must be shown if it is active-sync
Techno Math (1 year ago)
Erind Osmani Yes it should appear in sent mail of Another PC except in the case of an Exchange Email Account.
Ahmed Bhesaniya (2 years ago)
Techno Math (2 years ago)
Ahmed Bhesaniya  Great! Glad that it helped you. Please share the video and subscribe to the channel to get the future updates. Thanks :)
AMRIT LAL (2 years ago)
Techno Math (2 years ago)
AMRIT LAL Please share the video and subscribe to the channel to get the future updates. Thanks :)
stella polare (2 years ago)
the music is too loud.. it does my heading.. but anyways.. good work
Techno Math (2 years ago)
stella polare  Thanks you for your suggestions. I will try to improve this in all my coming videos. Keep visiting the channel. Thanks :)
Jatin Prasad (2 years ago)
Awesome presentation
Techno Math (2 years ago)
Jatin Prasad Thank you. Please share the video and subscribe to the channel to get the future updates. Thanks :)
mud1mis (2 years ago)
in POP3 you have the option to keep your email copy on server, its "Not Mandatory" to delete from your server.
jorge santos (1 year ago)
Techno Math (2 years ago)
mud1mis  You are correct. I have also mentioned this thing in video. Thanks :)
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VAISHALI SAPKAL (2 years ago)
good learning
Techno Math (2 years ago)
VAISHALI SAPKAL Great! Glad it helped you. Please share the video and subscribe to the channel to get the future updates. Thanks :)
Ibrahim Nadir (2 years ago)
How on earth do you SEND a mail using POP3 or IMAP??? It is a PULL protocol. NOT a push protocol. Hence this video has atleast one thing wrong with it.
Kenith McIntosh (2 years ago)
You sure told that son of bitch!
arvind yadav (2 years ago)
reallly awsome..bro
Abbas Seyfali (8 months ago)
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Techno Math (2 years ago)
arvind yadav  Thanks. Please share the video and subscribe to the channel to get the future updates. Thanks :)
Dhana Hts (2 years ago)
super ji
Techno Math (2 years ago)
Dhana Hts Thank you. Keep sharing the video and subscribe to the channel to get the future updates. :)

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