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What is IMAP? How does it work?

Asked by: Interview Candidate | Asked on: Jul 14th, 2007
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smitha

Answered On : Aug 1st, 2007


IMAP is a standard protocol for accessing e-mail from a local server. Using IMAP an email client program can not only retrieve email but can also manipulate message stored on the server, without having to actually retrieve the messages. So messages can be deleted, have their status changed, multiple mail boxes can be managed, etc.

  
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Richard

Answered On : Aug 13th, 2007

IMAP allows for clients / users to read only the header information and then decide if they wish to download the whole msg, useful for blackberry's etc where data costs money!

  
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IMAP is basically for when your using multiple computers to check your email.

With POP3, it will download to your computer.. but with IMAP I believe the emails stay on the server.

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shashi jadhav

Answered On : Sep 25th, 2008

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IMAP stands for Internet Message ACCESS Protocol. IMAP store your Offline & Online mails on IMAP server from your Worksatation. You not need to transfer your mails to your server. IMAP4 this is latest version of IMAP. IMAP - this service help you to access your mail which is stored in server.


IMAP sync your stored (in Server)Mail with your outlook.

  
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IMAP is short for Internet Message Access Protocol, and this is precisely what it is for.
When you retrieve your email messages from your ISP's mail server in your email program, the server and your program (the client) probably use the Post Office Protocol (POP) to talk to each other.
Providing a way to get email messages to your computer is what IMAP and POP share. While POP was designed to do merely that, IMAP
does provide more useful functionality.

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smriti2006

Answered On : Oct 27th, 2009

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IMAP stand for Internet Messege Access Protocol
IMAP is a method computer use to send and receive email message .It allows you to access Email without downloading it to your system.
IMAP server let you work with email message without downloading them to your computer first. You can preview, delete and organize message directly on the email server and copies are stored on the server until you choose to delete them.

  
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soft_nagaraj

Answered On : Mar 23rd, 2011

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IMAP means Internet Message Access Protocol. It enables people to send and receive email via a central server, without having to maintain email on a certain device.

  
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abdulkalam

Answered On : Jul 15th, 2011

MAP stands for Internet Message ACCESS Protocol. IMAP store your Offline & Online mails on IMAP server from your Workstation. You not need to transfer your mails to your server. IMAP4 this is latest version of IMAP. IMAP - this service help you to access your mail which is stored in server.

  
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Amit Maurya

Answered On : Jul 17th, 2011

IMAP is stands for Internet message access protocol, which is used for accessing mails from the server and this protocol leave not remove the mail from the server but if we POP(Post Office Protocol) it can be remove from the server mails.

  
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Hamid Ali

Answered On : Jul 20th, 2011

The Internet Message Access Protocol (commonly known as IMAP) is an Application Layer Internet protocol that allows an e-mail client to access e-mail on a remote mail server.

  
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