Questions about getting a friends business email setup on IMAP or something else?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Imola Ghost, May 15, 2011.

  1. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

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    I don't know how this works but his small company is setup to get email thru a POP server. I really believe his web designer is screwing him because his website sucks and they actually trade out favors for one another however I don't believe my friend is getting much out of it in return for what he does.

    Anyway, I thought I'd do some research and find out for him. How difficult is it to switch his current way of getting email thru POP to something better?

    I may not know what I'm talking about and please excuse me but this is all new.

    Ideas?
     
  2. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816

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    It depends on what they want to do. There is no right answer, only different ones. If they want to sync their individual emails across multiple computers and devices I would use IMAP. If they have one computer in the office that they do work on, there is nothing wrong with POP either.
     
  3. Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

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    They access the email from several devices and computers.

    Is this something that the web designer should/can do? How do we go about doing this?
     
  4. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816

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    That line is blurred. It would be your webhost though. If the web designer set up your web host, he should know where to find it.
     
  5. Mal macrumors 603

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    I would recommend looking into Google Apps. Works well for me, although I don't have any big installations, just a couple addresses each. Works just like Gmail, but your own domain. Would require a little bit of work from the web developer, unless you or your friend have direct access to the domain setup.

    jW
     
  6. manueld macrumors 6502

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    I would say a web designer/developer wouldn't be responsible for setting up company email as that is more of an IT issue rather than a web issue. While some designer/developers may be knowledgeable about such things, unless it was part of the scope of work I would say no.
     

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