POP Mail End of Life
If you are a POP email user, you should have received an announcement via email from NCSU ITD about converting your email account from POP to IMAP. This is just a reminder that you, as a POP user, are encouraged to convert your account from POP to IMAP, prior to the mandatory cutoff date of **FEBRUARY 1, 2006**.
If you have not received the announcement or are still unsure whether you are a POP user or not, login to NCSU Sysnews lookup tool at https://sysnews.ncsu.edu/user-lookup/ and look under the "Email Information" section. If it says "POP server:", then you are a POP user.
How to switch from POP to IMAP?
Go to http://www.ncsu.edu/it/essentials/email_messaging/imap/howmove.html and read the instructions very carefully.
What email clients does CSC IT recommend?
Thunderbird and Webmail.
Why is the department recommending Thunderbird & Webmail
Webmail is a Web-based email client which resembles almost all free-email services available out there. To access your IMAP account via Webmail please read this Webmail tutorial.
Some reasons why Thunderbird is recommended:
- Thunderbird is supported and distributed by ITD
- All mail is kept server side instead of on the local machine (unless messages become too large, and then a backup protocol is determined per user)
- Thunderbird can easily import all contacts and mail from Outlook
- Thunderbird is more secure when interfacing with IMAP servers. (encrypting name and password transmissions)
For more information about this announcement please check: http://sysnews.ncsu.edu/news/000d8ea2
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