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How to Enable POP in Gmail Account?


What is the difference between POP and IMAP? Is it good to use POP for configuring Gmail account? What are the steps to enable POP in Gmail account? Is it possible to change POP and IMAP settings without affecting the current data?

POP stands for Post Office Protocol. POP account is used to store emails locally. The main benefit of using the POP account is that it is always accessible even when the internet is not accessible. But, you can use a POP account from a single system only where you configure it. It also provides an option to leave a copy of mail on the server or you can delete the email from the server after downloading the mail on the local machine.

Is it possible to change POP and IMAP settings without affecting the current data?

A: Yes, it is possible to change POP and IMAP settings at any time once the account is active.

Check step by step procedure to enable POP in Gmail account setting.

Step 1: Open Gmail Account. In the top right corner, click on Gear icon and click Settings.

Gmail Account Setting

Step 2: Click on "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" option.

POP/IMAP option

Step 3: In POP download section, click on radio button named Enable POP for all mails. Click on "Save Changes" button.

Enable POP for Gmail

This action will enable POP for Gmail account.

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