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

POP is bad. IMAP is good.

Add Your OTHER email services to iPhone Using IMAP

For add your other Email accounts to iPhone is simple.

  • From the iPhone Home screen, choose Settings

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  • Tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars

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  • In the Accounts section, tap Add Account

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  • Choose your email account type. For setting up email to work with IMAP choose other

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  • Select Add Mail Account under the Mail section

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  • Enter your information as below, Then tap Next
    Name : Just give a name
    Address : Gmail address
    Password : Gmail password
    Description : You can type a description for your mail

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  • Select IMAP

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  • But as usual like Gmail/Yahoo and AOL for the other mail accounts it's difficult to find out your mail server

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  • Simply go to and type your email address into the Signup box on Sanebox to find out your mail server
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  • Sanebox will helps you to find out your mail server

  • Now we need to manually enter in our settings (what we get from the sanebox)
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  • Select both your Mail and Notes, tap Save

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  • Now you can check your Gmails from iPhone

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Setting up your Sent folder properly

  • Start at the home screen
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  • Go to Settings
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  • Choose Mail, Contacts, Calendar
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  • Select your IMAP account
  • Choose the Account (e.g.,
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  • Scroll to the very bottom and Choose Advanced
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  • Change each of the Mailbox Behaviors items as needed (e.g., Choose Sent Mailbox and check "Sent Items")
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  • Go back to Advanced (top left)
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  • Back to Account (top left)
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  • Done