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Does Connect Use POP3 or IMAP?

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Does Connect Use POP3 or IMAP?

The Xfinity Connect app automatically setup my email account without telling me whether it is using POP3 or IMAP, and I can't find a way to get this information from the app.

 

So, which server does the Xfinity Connect app use: POP3 or IMAP?

Silver Problem Solver

Re: Does Connect Use POP3 or IMAP?

I assume the Connect app uses IMAP. That way, multiple devices with the app will share the same email and changes to it.

Regular Contributor

Re: Does Connect Use POP3 or IMAP?

That may be a safe assumption ... or maybe not. Comcast's own script readers on chat don't even know what IMAP and POP are, and in any case, I need POP because my wife and I share our Comcast email address. So the Xfinity Connect app is now uinstalled.

Silver Problem Solver

Re: Does Connect Use POP3 or IMAP?

If you are sharing email with 2 people, then IMAP is better. POP3 was designed to be used to PULL email into a local client, so normally it would erase the email from the server once downloaded. IMAP is more of an interface to a master database, although many email clients do keep a local copy that stays in sync with it.