You have guessed correctly. iPAD sync will benefit greatly, as well as other benefits by switching to iMAP. POP is less secure and notorious for proplems when using from multiple clients. iMap will allow you to have a perfectly synchronized mail system -- no matter what client you use.
I might add, that if you are using an Exchange Server 2007 upstream, the new Outlook for Mac 2011 and iPad support for Exchange 2007 work perfectly.
Thanks for this. Only problem is I don't know what Imap is. Never heard of it. Can I use it with Virgin.net as my email provider? Is it just a setting that needs changing?
Virgin now claims to support IMAP4 and I have successfully installed it on the laptop using Outlook. However I don't seem to be able to configure the Ipad Incoming server. With the settings I have used (as advised on the Virgin website as follows:
Type of information
Settings to enter
Sending mail (SMTP)
SMTP server name
Enabled (or 'Password' on Macs)
Full e-mail address, e.g., XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX
Receiving mail (POP3)
POP3 server name
POP3 SPA (Secure Password XXXXX)
Receiving mail (IMAP4)
IMAP4 server name
IMAP4 SPA (Secure Password XXXXX)
Using the IMAP4 settings on the IPAD doesn't download the inbox.
I can resort to your work around if I have to, but it seems likely that I have got one setting incorrect on the Ipad. I notice on the Ipad config screen when creating the new account under the "other" option, the box containing the user name and e-mail address is titled POP settings, where I would expect IMAP settings. But if I try Gmail, AOL or one of the other set types of mail, it doesn't recognise the e-mail address.
Any bright ideas?
This is what I have been trying for some days without success. I rang virginand they suggested putting "recent:" in front of the email address on the setup but that is impossible because when you are in the email address field, the colon (:) is not available on the keyboard
i'm sorry not to have responded earlier. I was travelling.
Could you please lead me through the steps needed to check the certificate inthe Security area. I don 't recognise the term "Security area"!