Gmail, IMAP Questions, will appreciate any help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by u49aa2, May 24, 2009.

  1. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2008
    Between Heaven and Hell

    I just have two questions:

    1) I just switched to IMAP from POP. In POP i was able delete messages, but in IMAP i can't, why? and how can i fix it.

    2)Also i have noticed that when people send me emails containing videos, with POP 90% of the videos will load in the mail application automatically i.e i don't need to double click on them or save them before watching them. With IMAP it looks far less videos load automatically. Why? and how to fix

  2. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    In answer to question 2 I believe in POP you are physically receiving a copy of the email, while with IMAP you are 'syncing' with your email account. To save downloading a whole video file which you may not watch it waits until you click watch.

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