IMAP vs POP3 - How to Email in the 21st Century

POP is bad. IMAP is good.


Add Your Gmail Account to Postbox Using IMAP

To set up your Postbox to work with Gmail:

  • Enable IMAP in Gmail
  1. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. Click the gear icon in the upper-right and select Gmail settings at the top of any Gmail page.
  3. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP
  4. Select Enable IMAP.
  5. Configure your IMAP client and click Save Changes.
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  • When you first launch Postbox, it should take you to the New Account Setup page. If it does not, or you are adding an additional account, click on File > New >Mail Account
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  • Provide your Nameand Email address, then click Manual Setup
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  • Enter your server information,
  • Incoming Server Name :
  • Type : IMAP
  • Port : 993 or 143
  • Security : SSL/TLS
  • Outgoing Server Name :
  • Port : 25 or 465
  • Security : SSL/TLS
  • Then click on Finish
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  • Type your password and press OK
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  • Now you can check your Gmail using Postbox
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