thunderbird at ~30% cpu

Thufir hawat.thufir at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 21:36:40 UTC 2012


On Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:45:29 +0100, James Freer wrote:

> Just out of interest what are the pros-cons of using pop compared with
> imap.

IMAP is **much** better than POP3.  Wikipedia is probably the 
authoritative source.

Basically, POP will (and I'm sure this is a pun) will "pop" from the 
stack of e-mails on the server, and, depending on settings, are generally 
then removed from the server.  

IMAP is a synch.  E-mails are stored server side and then the client 
downloads usually a portion of server side e-mails.  Several clients can 
synch concurrently.


-Thufir





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