I need to access my email from several locations.
Any pitfalls in using IMAP from various locations AND POP mail from my office?
(I do not like squirrel software to read my mail)
any other ideas? (i get a LOT of mail)
Only that once you POP your mail it will no longer be available via IMAP. Why not just use IMAP everywhere?
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I need my mail on my laptop for reference while I am disconnected.
While IMAP stores email on the server, most IMAP clients cache (or have the option to cache) copies locally so that you're not cut off from them when away from a network. When set up this way, it works pretty much just like POP3 from the user's point of view.