Re: Thunderbird to back up Gmail
Yes, you can do both. IMAP is definitely the modern one, POP is old.
Originally Posted by parminides
Another advantage of IMAP is that it allows you to manage your mailbox from any of the computers and basically sync them. As an example, if you really do want to delete a email from your account, IMAP will allow that decision to propagate to each client in a very natural way (i.e., the deleted item will be removed from each client automatically when you sync). Whereas with POP, you would have to delete that same email from each client yourself. Things can get pretty disorderly that way. IMAP keeps it clean.
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