how to synchronise mail PC and phone

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paulvan / 8 Points
2013-05-01 4:09 pm EST
Email Client Setup
I bought a Samsung GT-C3520 phone. I have a PC with windows Vista with Windows Mail as mail-client.
I want to read my mails daily on my PC, and only rarely, when i travel, on my phone.
I changed my mail-client account on PC from POP3 to IMAP. I installed IMAP on the phone mail-client.
What I want that when I read mails on the PC, they get deleted from the server (it was like that when i used POP3) so they will not appear on my phone. On the other hand, when I travel and I read my mails on my phone I want to have them afterwards on my PC for further reference. Same with sent mail, I'd like a copy of mail i sent with my phone on my PC. Please help.

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would it be possible to use IMAP on the phone and POP on the PC at the same time, for the same adress?
8 Points
2013-05-01 08:06 pm EST



17,301 Points
2013-05-01 7:52 pm EST
Hello Paulvan,

Sorry for the confusion with your email! To help puzzle this out, let's think about the two email types supported on our servers - IMAP and POP3. Emails retrieved by an email client using POP3 will download the email from the server (unless you set it to leave a copy). IMAP leaves the email on the server and can have a local copy of the email.

The main issue with IMAP is that you will need to keep track of email on your server and keep your mail box tidy - don't keep large sums of old mail in your inbox or other folders that are synchronizing down to the device you are using to view emails. However, the pro is that you an view email on multiple devices.

POP is quicker than IMAP and will not be as resource intensive. But, as you have seen, the emails will download to the receiving client. If you are using Outlook (or other email clients on your PC), you can set the client leave a copy of the emails on the server - but this will only work for the INBOX. This will allow your IMAP client (or webmail) to view the emails. If you are using multiple folders, IMAP is better because it can be set to synchronize more than just the INBOX.

So it comes down to your choice. Configure for IMAP all around, or use POP, but make sure to leave a copy of the emails on the server.

How to check emails and the difference between POP3 and IMAP

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Arnel C.
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Thank you! Would it be possible to use IMAP on the phone and POP on the PC for the same mail adress?
8 Points

2013-05-01 8:04 pm EST
Yes you can use POP on one email client and IMAP on another with no problem.

Best regards,
James R
2,132 Points
2013-05-02 9:12 am EST
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