What is the IMAP messaging protocol?
The IMAP messaging protocol
IMAP4 stands for Internet Message Access Protocol 4. This protocol allows you to read emails as they appear on the hosting server.
All messages and changes you make to them (delete, reply, etc.) are seen by other users connecting to the webmail or IMAP. Depending on the configuration, messages can be temporarily saved for offline viewing.
IMAP is recommended for:
Users logging into their email accounts from multiple devices
Users of mobile devices with Internet access such as smartphones or tablets
Multiple users accessing the same email account.
Users who wish to have access to their messages, saved on the server.
Updated on: 22/03/2023