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IMAP and POP3 access at the same time - dangerous?

IMAP and POP3 access at the same time - dangerous?

I am setting up a mailbox for a friend. She is using a desktop mail client (Outlook Express) but also would like to be able to read and write E-Mails in the webmail interface.

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"This would depend on the mail server setup, but shouldn't be a problem.

However, POP3 clients by default usually delete mail off the POP3 server, which would make IMAP less useful. Most POP3 clients do provide a way to override this.

POP3 also only allows access to one folder, usually the inbox.

What actually might work better for you, is to use IMAP on your desktop client. If you still want to have a local folder structure most desktop IMAP clients have features to cache your mail to make it available offline."