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Hey, I am totally new to mail servers/clients I'm just a Hotmail guy that was asked to make an Email Client app for iOS and have no clue, and I think there will be more of me.

I got IMAP mailboxes but how do we get POP mailboxes?

asked Jul 15 '14 at 09:02

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Use search. Use Google. (POP protocol doesn't support mailboxes. Use IMAP.)


answered Jul 16 '14 at 03:34

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So how would I get the Inbox and outbox emails? o_O

(Jul 17 '14 at 13:08) emotality

With POP3, there is only 1 mailbox (or maildrop in POP terminology) - essentially your Inbox. But typically messages get deleted from the maildrop after they've been downloaded by the client, so they aren't there to retrieve again later.

Check out the wikipedia article on POP3:

(Jul 17 '14 at 15:42) jpbro ♦

damn o_O so you think I shouldnt give the user the option to use pop3? And is there mail servers without IMAP?

(Jul 17 '14 at 20:21) emotality
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