What's the difference between IMAP and POP?


The main difference between IMAP and POP is that IMAP works with email directly on the server, while POP fetches mail from the server and works with it on your local computer. For more information, see IMAP and POP mail protocol comparison.

We strongly recommend using an IMAP connection with Rackspace Email.



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