The Cloud and IMAP

In the early days of email, it was normal to check your email on one device which was usually a home computer. Today, many people have two or more devices that handle email. With multiple devices, it is imperative that the email on every device be setup with IMAP. IMAP will keep all email in sync so that all inbox, sent items and deleted items will be the same throughout all devices. There are still certain email providers which do not offer IMAP so in that case it is best to forward email from those providers to a provider that offers IMAP.

In addition, there are also many new cloud services that offer the additional option to sync contacts, calendars, internet favorites, documents, photos and music. These services allow for everything that was once local to be hosted away from a central computer where everything becomes available everywhere on every computing device.


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