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What Are The Differences Between MAPI, POP And IMAP When Connecting To Exchange Mailboxes?


MAPI connection to the Exchange server provides you with the full functionality of all services that Exchange has to offer using Outlook:

  • Direct live connection to the mail server.
  • Shared Inbox, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Notes and free/busy information for scheduling.
  • Public folders.
  • Out of Office Assistant.
  • Server-side rules and alerts.
  • Optional server-side spam management.

IMAP connection to the Exchange server allows the limited functionality:

  • Direct live connection to the mail server.

POP Connection offers the least functionality:

  • Send and receive email only.

All connection types allow you to keep messages on the server and to view your mailbox using Outlook Web Access in any web browser.

Article ID: 997
Keywords: IMAP POP MAPI Outlook Exchange configure protocol
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