November 29, 2014 / by ykwc staff
POP vs IMAP
POP, or Post Office Protocol, works very simply. When you receive an email, the server stores it until it is requested by the user. When it is requested, the whole message is sent to the email program in use. Once that is done the email is no longer stored on the server. This means that you will have to access your email with one primary device to avoid confusion and possible data loss.
IMAP, or Internet Message Access Protocol, allows you to download the messages the same as POP does, however what’s downloaded is a copy and a copy stays on the mail server. This means that email can be accessed from a multitude of devices without the threat of the emails being removed from the server, so all email is available at all times.
Yellowknife strongly recommends you set up your email client with the settings below. (IMAP preferred)
- Type: IMAP
- Incoming Server: mail.ykwc.com
- Incoming Port: 143
- Outgoing Server: mail.ykwc.com
- SSL = On
- Outgoing Port: 587