Category: IMAP

IMAP – Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

A while ago, I recommended using IMAP instead of POP3 as the mail protocol of choice for when you want to keep your mail in sync across multiple devices such as computers, tablets and smartphones. I still stand behind this recommendation but you should be warned about how you go about using it. Unfortunately, I …

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Windows Phone 7 Mango Beta 2 – First Impressions

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Well, I have had about 24 hours with Mango Beta 2 for Windows Phone 7 and wanted to share with you some of my first impressions of this forthcoming update for this mobile platform. While it’s speculated for a September release, I could easily see this being delayed to October or later by the carrier …

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Exchange ActiveSync for Hotmail Almost Upon Us

Smartphone users may have been frustrated by the inability to access their Hotmail accounts using POP3 whilst other services such as Gmail and Yahoo have allowed the use of IMAP and, in the case of Gmail, the use of Exchange ActiveSync technology to synchronise your mail, contacts and calendar and enable the use for push …

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IMAP vs POP3 – My Conclusions

Well, it’s been three months since I bit the bullet and stopped using POP3 in favour of using IMAP instead. If you want to read about my plans, you can check out IMAP > POP3 – Moving to the Cloud. In a nutshell, I wanted to have all of my mail available wherever I went …

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IMAP > POP3 – Moving to the Cloud

Today, I finally got around to installing the RTM version of Windows 7 Enterprise on my desktop computer as I was fast approaching the crippleware period 11 days from now (i.e. Windows would start rebooting every two hours). It was fairly painless, apart from forgetting to disable AHCI on my optical drive to get through …

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