Email: POP or IMAP

        What's better to use, POP or IMAP for email?  John Carter starts us off with this, "Google offers this explanation.
        "If you’re trying to decide between using POP and IMAP, we encourage you to use IMAP.
        "Unlike POP, IMAP offers two-way communication between your web Gmail and your email client. This means when you log in to Gmail using a web browser, actions you perform on email clients and mobile devices (ex: putting mail in a 'work' folder) will instantly and automatically appear in Gmail (ex: it will already have a 'work' label on that email the next time you sign in).
        "IMAP also provides a better method to access your mail from multiple devices. If you check your email at work, on your mobile phone, and again at home, IMAP ensures that new mail is accessible from any device at any given time.
        "Finally, IMAP offers a more stable experience overall. Whereas POP is prone to losing messages or downloading the same messages multiple times, IMAP avoids this through two-way syncing capabilities between your mail clients and your web Gmail."
        Still puzzling over the POP or IMAP I found that we are signed up for POP with Commspeed and that arrangement does keep email saved on their site, up to 95.37 MB.  Mail can be viewed and downloaded on either of our computers and still be viewed when we sign on to their website.
        An article at explains some of the differences.  POP stands for Post Office Protocol, and works simply, sending the entire message to you. It works faster.  IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol, and it sends a copy to you while keeping a copy. It can sync messages, is slower but more redundant, and takes up more space.
        Any other pertinent information that you've discovered, PMUG members?