However, keep in mind that, with this setup, you won’t really be able to read your mail on the Web or from multiple devices; you’ll have just one machine that can easily access those files. Twenty years ago, that was the way most e-mail worked. Nowadays, many users find it more convenient to use IMAP, which stores messages on your provider’s servers and, so, makes them accessible from almost anywhere. But to each his own.
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