LiveBrianD, on 06 February 2013 - 05:17 PM, said:
waldojim, on 06 February 2013 - 03:15 PM, said:
brainout, on 06 February 2013 - 02:54 PM, said:
It has everything to do with changing email addresses. A lot of online email providers won't work in IMAP. Click here
a big one. Click here
for a small one. And click here
for another big one; with more on that same issue, click here
, and click here
And this is where you show your ignorance. Many businesses (especially LARGE ONES) have their own internal E-Mail server. Even smaller ones should consider handling that on their own. Any excuses as a business are nothing more than that: excuses.
He does have a point about Comcast not working with it though. (odd that it wouldn't) And remember, sure, businesses may have their own mail server, but most consumers don't. I'm not saying that most people need POP3, but there are a few that do, and I don't see a reason for Microsoft to not support it.
Thanks, Brian. I just made a video about Linux, which YES allows POP3 (via Thunderbird), and you can put it on a stick, so can still keep Windows 8, so long as UEFI isn't enabled. Click here
for the playlist, third video was just posted.
By the way, Comcast is often the only player in a town, such as in mine. The city/polity awards the video/internet/phone contract often to but one provider, so it gets a local monopoly. So if you are a business, then you have to pick it. Not all towns have this problem, but when I lived in a suburb of Chicago that was true with Comcast, and now here also in a suburb of Houston. When there is nominal competition, often Comcast is superior to that competition (Dish Network, embarq, etc). So again, a business has to go with what best suits it.
Next, most businesses are SMALL, not large. Most jobs are created by small business, not large. That's why the Federal Government in the US, even a liberal like Obama, wants to help small business. That's why Dell went private, as the market for small business is NOT taken up by the IBMs of the world. So we tend to have lower technology, but operate just fine, thank you very much.
Finally, even the Federal Government, which has thousands of employees, only has employees come in one day a week. The rest of the week they work at home. So they need backup emails from their homes, as the IRS server imposes great restrictions on attachments. So when I want to email an auditor, I often have to send the material being audited to the home email, so the person can download the large attachments (legal documents, past filings, etc). So again, POP3, not IMAP is used often. There is a change going on now toward IMAP, but only due to the Windows 8 problem. Hopefully once the email providers change to IMAP, we won't have to go through hoops. But until then, the only way is to change addresses -- not an option, for small businesses -- or, compose online.
BTW, I'm an old lady, as you'll see if you browse my latest videos.
This post has been edited by brainout: 06 February 2013 - 06:51 PM