Understanding IMAP and POP

Which should I use, POP or IMAP?

 Advantages  Disadvantages
 POP Once your emails are downloaded, you can read them without an Internet connection. Emails can only be read on the device to which they were downloaded.
 IMAP Access to your emails from any configured device. Limited storage capacity.* 
Messages are stored for 365 days on our servers. Important emails should be backed up in a separate location. 

(*) Your main Videotron email address provides 2GB of storage.

If you only have one desktop computer, POP may work for you.

Email software configuration 

If you have several devices or if you would like to access your email from different locations, we recommend IMAP, which is better suited to those who use multiple devices.

Email software configuration

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