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Switching the same account from POP to IMAP: why should I delete my email address?

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  1. Michele Rodaro 298 posts
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    Are you sure about this?

    If you have created a new email account that uses IMAP, you cannot delete your old POP account without deleting your email address. Before deleting the POP account, you will probably want to inform people who send messages to your old account that they should switch to your new email address, and allow a period of time to pass before deleting the POP account to ensure that you don't miss any messages.

    If a user does not change provider and email address, but he is simply switching his account from POP to IMAP, why should he delete his email address?

    Are you sure about this? <blockquote> '''If you have created a new email account that uses IMAP, you cannot delete your old POP account without deleting your email address.''' Before deleting the POP account, you will probably want to inform people who send messages to your old account that they should switch to your new email address, and allow a period of time to pass before deleting the POP account to ensure that you don't miss any messages.</blockquote> If a user does not change provider and email address, but he is simply switching his account from POP to IMAP, why should he delete his email address?
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