1. What is POP3
Post Office Protocol version 3 (POP3) is a standard mail protocol used to receive emails from a remote server to a local email client.
POP3 allows you to download email messages on your local computer and read them even when you are offline.
Note, that when you use POP3 to connect to your email account, messages are downloaded locally and are removed from the email server. On the other hand, if you use POP3, your messages are stored on your local computer, which reduces the space your email account uses on your web server.
POP3 is preferred in order to minimize the space occupied in the servers AND keep a local backup. You can receive POP3 in multiple devices, provided you set them up to REMOVE EMAILS FROM THE SERVER in a set number of days ie 10 days. This will give you the chance to check your emails from another device within that period and still have them backed-up on BOTH devices.
Usually, this involves two settings: One similar to "KEEP A COPY OF THE MESSAGES ON THE SERVER" and another one such as: "DELETE MESSAGES AFTER......DAYS". Additionally, another useful setting is similar to: "AUTOMATICALLY DELETE MESSAGES FROM THE SERVER IF DELETED ON THE DEVICE" or TRASH or similar.
Remember that the settings vary depending on your email client. Look for similar settings which could be worded differently, and look into the ADVANCED settings if available.
We will be monitoring the server's space, and before we reach our limits, we will be notifying you and provide specific instructions.
Another good method to reduce server space, is to check your WEBMAIL often, and delete old and unecessary emails.
2. What is IMAP
The Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) is a mail protocol used for accessing email on a remote web server from a local client. IMAP and POP3 are the two most commonly used Internet mail protocols for retrieving emails. Both protocols are supported by all modern email clients and web servers.
While the POP3 protocol assumes that your email is being accessed only from one application, IMAP allows simultaneous access by multiple clients. This is why IMAP is more suitable for you if you're going to access your email from different locations or if your messages are managed by multiple users.
IMAP must be avoided in order not to fill up the server with all old emails. A propery set POP3 can do the job perfectly.
2. What is WEBMAIL
Webmail is a way of checking your emails from html format client (ie ANY web browser) via a dedicated link.
This is an easy way to do it, and also provides you with your own personalised settings, INCLUDING changing your password.
More details on those settings will be sent to you individually by email.
Our webmail address is
http:// omninet.com.cy:2096 or
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