Internet Message Access Protocol, or IMAP, is a mail protocol used in the retrieval of mail from a mailbox. In comparison to POP, IMAP is designed to allow the complete management of a mailbox using multiple different mail clients, this means that unlike POP, mail retrieved over the IMAP protocol will by default also remain on the mail server, unless explicitly deleted by the user.

Internet Message Access Protocol, or IMAP, is a mail protocol used in the retrieval of mail from a mailbox. In comparison to POP, IMAP is designed to allow the complete management of a mailbox using multiple different mail clients, this means that unlike POP, mail retrieved over the IMAP protocol will by default also remain on the mail server, unless explicitly deleted by the user.

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