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POP, IMAP, ...

In article <86VaCEj030n@ramtops.demon.co.uk>, Doug Weller
<dweller@ramtops.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>Does POP3 allow multiple mailboxes?

Depends what you mean.

IMAP supports multiple mailboxes per `account' (where an account is a
username / password pair).  I imagine that most IMAP clients treat these
like the `folders' that most mail user agents support, although the IMAP
protocol provides some additional wrinkles, such as readonly mailboxes.

By contrast, POP only supports a single mailbox per account, but of
course there is nothing to prevent an individual having more than one
POP account.

For further details, see RFC-1460 (POP) and RFC-1203 (IMAP).

Tim.
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Original headers:

From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: uk.net
Subject: POP, IMAP, ... (was Re: NEW I NTERNET PROVIDER)
Date: 1 Sep 1994 13:17:24 +0100
Organization: PIPEX, 216 Science Park, Cambridge, England
Message-ID: <344gok$58s@pipe.pipex.net>
References: <9408210030251277@ps.com> <86VaCEj030n@ramtops.demon.co.uk>

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