[plug] LANS and email and stuff

Anthony J. Breeds-Taurima tony at cantech.net.au
Wed Jan 12 08:57:17 WST 2000

On Tue, 11 Jan 2000, Bret Busby wrote:

> What is the difference between POP and IMAP?

I'm not really qualified to answer this one but I'll give it a shot.

They both accomplish the same goal, remote email access.  
Imap has more features.
	mulitple folders
	you can leave your mail on the server, to be accesed from many places.
POP is basically:
	do I have any mail?
		Cool lets download it to this machine
		Okay seeya later

Imap has had lots more holes in it.  It's 6 of one half-a-dozen of the other
in your situation.

Yours Tony.

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