Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)

Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) is an Internet standard protocol, used to access e–mail on a remote server over a TCP/IP connection. It was developed in the 1980s as an alternative to the widely–used POP3. Unlike POP3, which downloads e–mails from the server to your computer, IMAP stores them on the server until you delete them. This means you can read your e–mails from more than one client machine, and see the same results from each.

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