Thursday, 25 October 2007

Gmail adds IMAP support

Many users have been waiting a long time for Google to add IMAP support to their popular Gmail service. Today Google System announced that this feature has finally been added, and will be rolled out to all existing accounts in the next few days.

IMAP has many benefits over POP, including a continuous connection to the server and more intelligent client/server interaction. This means that users of Outlook or Evolution will be able to
synchronize their read items and folders across computers. When you mark an item as read in Outlook on your desktop, the same item will be marked read on the web interface as well as your laptop and PDA.

This is a long-awaited feature which is certainly going to boost Gmail's appeal, especially to the business users of Google Apps.

2 comments:

Nick Georgakis said...

Hi David,
Yes IMAP is a great feature that was missing from Gmail and proves very useful for readers accessing their email from various computers/devices!

btw: Because of the top quality work you are doing on your blog and the quality comments you leave in mine , you have been awarded the Ngtech.gr valued member award!. It comes with an award icon besides the top commentators list and a non-nofollow link!
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David said...

Hi nick,

Thanks for the award! It's great to receive feedback from the users of this blog. I'm looking forward to your future posts as well.

All the best,

David