No Pop3

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface General Discussion' started by NGC, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. NGC

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    Trying to set up a Surface RT. I now notice that the Surface doesn't support pop3 email. Microsoft can't be this dumb?
     
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    POP3 is not supported in the built in Mail App only EAS or IMAP (there are some work a rounds), when 8.1 is out, it includes Outlook 2013 RT and that should support POP3.
     
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    This is correct. I'm running 8.1 preview with Outlook and it does have POP3 support. Nice addition. :)
     
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    To be fair, how old is POP3?

    There probably are some valid use-case scenarios, but I don't think I've seen anyone use it for over 10 years.
     
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    ^^ was just gonna say this
     
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    Pop3 is still the only option for many carriers BUT on further research I found that my Service Provider supports POP and IMAP. So I 'm keeping my new Surface RT. YEAH!
     
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    If you can do IMAP, definitely do that option even if POP3 is supported.

    My inlaws still use their old ATT.net account in pop3. After poking around, I found you can set it up as a Yahoo account and it works as IMAP. Much better.
     
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