Need guidance for setting up Email on PC & Mobile devices

  1. Posts : 57
    Win 10 PRO x64

    Need guidance for setting up Email on PC & Mobile devices

    Not sure the thread title captures best what I'm trying to say, but need some advice please...

    In addition to having a PC, it seems everybody has a tablet and a mobile phone as well these days (me included). Everyone I come across wants to be able to access their email from each of these devices and it ends up a nightmare. We are all just home users.

    I there a best way to implement this?

    I tend to take the following approach - which works - but not sure if this is the best method:
    1. PC email client (eg. MS Office Outlook) configured as POP3 (download emails but keep 14days on Server)
    2. Tablet & Mobile phone email clients configured as IMAP

    Thanks for your help.
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    Windows 10

    I would say that is confusing, why POP3 on the PC with a setting like that, makes more sense to use IMAP for that as well.
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  3. Posts : 57
    Win 10 PRO x64
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Helmut.

    Using POP on PC is largely historic (we grew up with it) and we like to download our emails from the server to store and manage it on the locally. Also, our ISP recommends POP as the preferred method stating that although they allow IMAP, they cannot offer direct help for any issues with it.

    I don't know enough about IMAP functionality to know whether it can be used in place of POP on the PC. Am looking to see what others do and it would be good to have a good discussion par on this if there is one.
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