Can I change Thunderbird from POP to IMAP?

Can I change Thunderbird from POP to IMAP?

In Thunderbird: File > New > Existing mail account or Menu icon > New Message > Exisiting Mail account enter name, email address and password. click on ‘continue’ button Thunderbird will try to locate configuration. Make sure it selects IMAP and the server settings for imap. Click on ‘Done’ to create the IMAP account.

Can you change a POP email account to IMAP?

In Mail, you can’t change an email account from POP to IMAP. Instead, you need to create a new account. Choose File -> Add Account, and enter the information that you obtained in step 3 above. To switch your email over to IMAP, you need to create a new account using the settings you’ve collected.

How do I change settings in Thunderbird?

Changing Thunderbird Settings

  1. Open Thunderbird and right-click the account you want to access the settings for.
  2. Click the Settings link in the menu.
  3. This will bring up the Account Settings window where you can then select the email account and click Server Settings to view or make changes if needed.

Is POP better than IMAP?

For most users, IMAP is a better choice than POP. POP is a very old way of receiving mail in an email client. It only lets you download your Inbox on your computer, and not any other folders. When an email is downloaded using POP, it is usually then deleted from Fastmail.

Can you have POP and IMAP enabled at the same time?

Answer: A: Answer: A: Depending on the email client you use, it can be done. We have our iPads set up to use IMAP so the emails remain on the server when viewed.

What are the advantages of IMAP over POP?

Differences at a glance

IMAP POP
Flexibility
Delete or move a message without having to download it. Must download all messages.
Download only the body of a message. Must download entire message, including attachments.
Synchronisation View messages in all folders. Only view messages from the Inbox.

Which is better IMAP or POP?

While POP3 can work well for single devices, IMAP is the better option in case you ever need to use a new device. If you are using POP3 and lose access to your main device, you would also lose access to all your past emails. That’s why we recommend using IMAP in this instance, instead of POP3.