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Old 06-10-2009, 01:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

I use my BB Bold for business and personal, however i dont have BES.
I have 4 email accounts on my BB, i was thinking which is best to have POP3 or IMAP.

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Old 06-10-2009, 02:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It depends whether those email providers have IMAP available.

I don't know of any differences, only that only SOME email providers have both pop servers and IMAP servers
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My email can take both?
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If your email provider has both available, then great.
I don't know of what the differences are with IMAP vs POP.
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It depends on if you plan on accessing the e-mail accounts on your computer too. If you do then go with IMAP as it leaves the messages on the server versus POP3 which downloads the message then deletes it off the server.
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IMAP can see more than one folder, and since mail is stored one the server, all IMAP clients accessing your account can see all the folders. But, since mail is stored on the server, you have to worry about space constraints.
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It depends on if you plan on accessing the e-mail accounts on your computer too. If you do then go with IMAP as it leaves the messages on the server versus POP3 which downloads the message then deletes it off the server.
POP3 leaves messages on the server if downloaded to the bold.
if using an email client on pc, you can check a box to "leave messages on server" so if your email client gets the email before the bold, the bold will then get it, because its still on the server.
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What i do is recieve them on my BB when i am out and about but then when i receive them on my laptop when back in the office they are marked unread.

What i would like is once i have opened it on BB, to make it unread on Laptop.

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you want them read in laptop?
as you said you receive on laptop unread. and then went on to say thats what you want.

whether its pop3 or IMAP, it is not two way sync.
whether you read them on the BB or not, they will come into your email client on laptop as unread.
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you want them read in laptop?
as you said you receive on laptop unread. and then went on to say thats what you want.

whether its pop3 or IMAP, it is not two way sync.
whether you read them on the BB or not, they will come into your email client on laptop as unread.
apologies midnight.
I meant i would like them to come to laptop as read, and then i create rules so they can go to allocated folders.

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Yeh, BIS is not two-way sync.
So whether you recieve on the BB or not, the emails are still downloaded from the server as unread; because the BB doean't sync back to the server to say they are read.
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So there is no real way i can change it Imap or POP3.
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nope
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What i do is recieve them on my BB when i am out and about but then when i receive them on my laptop when back in the office they are marked unread.

What i would like is once i have opened it on BB, to make it unread on Laptop.

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= BES functionality

Yahoo is the only email system I am aware of that works in the manner you describe on the BIS. At least in my experience.
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i suppose it is probably too expensive to set up bes for one bb

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Depends on what you consider expensive. I have my Bold connected to hosted Exchange/BES and it runs be $20.00 per month.
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the difference is synchronization.

refer to :FAQ: IMAP vs. POP3
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after reading that link i think pop3 is best for me.
just a shame that i cannot sync my emails.

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Hi All,

Here is another related issue, If my laptop is open and recieving emails they wont come to my BB.

What do you reccomend?

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