Sent emails not stored on server

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2017-08-23 8:12 am EST
Email Client Setup
Hi Team,

I am using different email clients to access my emails. The major problem I am facing is that the sent emails are not stored on the server. They are stored only by the clients. As a result, I cannot see emails sent by all clients at one place. I am using Horde Web mail, Outlook 2007 and Android Email App.


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12,339 Points
2017-08-23 8:45 am EST

Thank you for your question regarding email not being stored on the server. I recommend using IMAP instead of POP when you setup your email clients, since it stores the emails on the server by default.

When you use POP, emails are removed from the server and stored on your device (whether your computer or your phone). This allows you access your email very quickly after you've downloaded it and allows you to store more emails with large attachments.

IMAP connects to the mail server and simply shows you what's there, it does not download any email. IMAP is slower than POP because every time you want to read an individual email you must connect the server to view it. On the upside however, as IMAP does not remove email from the server, it allows you to view all of your email from different devices. For example, you can use Outlook 2010 with IMAP at your office, view the same email with Mac Mail (using IMAP) at home, and use your iPhone (set to IMAP). All devices are going to show you the same exact emails.

Thank you,

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