Benefits of IMAP over POP

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by insocal, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. insocal macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2007
    I know that MobileMe will work best with mail set up as an IMAP account but I currently use POP instead.
    I like to be able to have everything on my computer at home when I can sit down to REALLY respond to things that I may not have time to get to. I just wonder if by deleting things on my iPhone will also delete the same things on my Macbook, etc.
    Is there some reason why someone might prefer IMAP? Am I missing something? I know that because my .Mac account is set to POP, I don't have to iPhone Feature SEND TO GALLERY which kinda stinks but I can live with that.
    Just curious if I should consider switching things.
    Thanks for the help!
  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

    Sep 30, 2007
  3. WPB2 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2008
    Southeast, LA
    I like that when I delete something it is gone, not have to delete it on 3 different devices. I have .mac, and cant wait till mobileme.

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