IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol)
- What is IMAP? IMAP Mail and IMAP Settings
- IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) was first developed by Mark Crispin at Stanford University in 1986. IMAP is a protocol that helps to retrieve mail from a remote e-mail server just as it is in the POP protocol. IMAP is more secure and protocol version using SSL certificate is called IMAPS.
- IMAP Mail
- When you have a mail account from many popular mail distribution companies such as Gmail and Outlook, you need to use different protocols like IMAP or POP3 to access this maile from outside. IMAP is preferred because it is a protocol that operates with the synchronization feature compared to POP.
- For example, if you use an IMAP, you can view your mails simultaneously from both your mobile device and your computer, and simultaneously view the mails you have sent and the mails you have migrated from both devices. So your mails do not disappear in the meantime, and no messages will be missed.
- The most recently developed protocol for the IMAP protocol is the latest version called IMAP4. IMAP uses IMAP4 993 port number when using port 143 by default.
- IMAP Mail Settings
- If you want to use your mail with IMAP from a different computer software or mobile device, you need to reach the document that your service provider (ISP) has prepared for this and have the server name and Port values required for IMAP settings. Once you have written this server name and port settings values, your mail and your password, you can now log in using IMAP over all the other software and devices you want.