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IMAP Benefits

The Internet Message Access Protocol or IMAP4 standard is a superset of the basic features found in POP3. IMAP works with all popular email programs such as Outlook, Entourage, Netscape and many others. IMAP has several advantages over POP:

Messages and Folders Stay Synced
Access all of your messages and folders no matter where you are. IMAP even remembers the condition that you last left them in: Read, Replied, Forwarded, etc.

Messages Stay Safe
Computer crashed? IMAP can re-sync all of your messages and folders when you get back online.

Fast Over Slow Connections
Don't wait for messages to show up one by one. IMAP is optimized to display a list of your messages right away.

Space Saver
Retrieve a message only when want to read it. IMAP is great for cell phones, PDAs and other devices where storage is a premium.