NFN Smith wrote:
just a question, why bother "logging in" to their websites at all, when
Seamonkey will download via pop or imap?
i mean, i have 12 e'mail addresses all being downloaded via imap just so
i never have to spend time logging into webmail pages.
A good question....
For the most part, I detest using webmail clients, and have a strong
preference for POP or IMAP. However, I also maintain accounts with a
number of free providers, either for testing purposes, or thow-away
activity, where I generally don't care about what's delivered there. For
those kinds of accounts I really don't want to bother with setting up
POP or IMAP access, because it's rare that I want to check them, and I
don't want the distraction of having them available.
That said, I found that I make enough use of a Yahoo account that I did
set up IMAP access for that, and I check about once a day. I use that
one just frequently enough that it's nice to not have to go through
Yahoo's login processes, although they have complained about an
inadequately secure setup, because I don't go through 2-factor
For the mailboxes that I live in, I still prefer POP to IMAP, because it
fits my specific work flows. However, one negative to POP is that if
there's a server-level spam folder, I have to make occasional web
checks, to inspect, to make sure that there isn't anything legitimate
that has turned up there (as well as adjusting server junk/not junk
Appreciate that response. I have always used pop access in the past, but
have become irritated that the cox/gmail/live/or whatever servers don't
delete their copies of the mail after I move or delete them, so I've
been setting them all up in imap, for greater deletion control.
I generally despise the duplicative imap folders especially for gmail...
inbox/all mail/imporant gives me 3 copies of everything incoming...
I gave up on yahoo as they previously made free pop access in the US
difficult. If that has changed I may need to add those accounts back to
phillip chee & tagzilla
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