E-mail program


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Good to know when using an e-mail program

If you want to work with your e-mail in an e-mail program on a computer, mobile or tablet, you can create an account for it on your units. We recommend you to use IMAP as account as POP3 download and delete your e-mails from Work2Gos server and are saved on your hard drive instead. There is a lot to think about and good things to know when you want to work with your e-mails in an e-mail program, click on to learn more.

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Why IMAP is safer

It is not only more carefree with IMAP, it is also safer. Whether your phone is stolen or your computer has crashed, all your e-mails are always securely saved on Work2Gos server. Or if you have a new computer. Then it’s just to add a new account on your new computer and all, new and old, messages are available there again. If you have a POP3 account on your old computer you would need to take a backup of the old e-mail messages, which you then have to import to your new computer.

The disadvantage of POP3 that save all e-mails on a computer

However, if you only manage your e-mail on one computer and not have any need to access your e-mail in more places, the POP3 accounts is a good idea, then you never have to think about account limitations. But it is probably the only advantage of POP3 accounts.

The risk with this is that if the computer you have your e-mail would fail, and you have not made a backup copy, you lose all your emails. Then it does not matter that we make backups of your account, because all e-mail anyway disappear from Work2Gos server and then also in the web interface, as soon as you launch your email program on your computer.

A fairly good solution

Configure your e-mail program so that messages are stored on the server, eg 30 days or more when available. In Outlook, you can find this setting when you go into your account settings > more settings > the advanced tab.