How To Change Imap To Pop3

How To Change Imap To Pop3

This webpage will show you how to change IMAP to POP3.

Any email account can be configured and accessed with the email clients like Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, Mailbird, etc., using the account’s server settings. For the incoming server, you can use either IMAP or POP3 (as per your preferences) and SMTP for outgoing.

But, when configuring the account with the email clients, you have to ensure that the settings are entered correctly.

Switching from IMAP to POP3

“Can I switch from an IMAP account type to POP3 after configuring it with an email client?”

YES, you can change from IMAP to POP3 at any time after configuring your email account with an email client. But, you have to ensure that you’re switching an active email account from IMAP to POP3.

Continue reading this page to know how to change your IMAP account to POP3.

Note: In this section, we have taken the Microsoft Outlook email client, for example.

  • Step : 1 Open the Microsoft Outlook application on the computer (that is connected to a stable internet connection).
  • Step : 2 Open the Tools menu.
  • Step : 3 Click on the Account Settings option.
  • Step : 4 Now, the Account Settings dialog box will open.
  • Step : 5 Go to the Email tab.
  • Step : 6 Locate and select the email address that you wish to change from IMAP to POP.
  • Step : 7 Click the Change button.
  • Click The Change Button
  • Step : 8 Now, go to the Server Information section in the opened dialog box.
  • Go To The Server Information Section
  • Step : 9 Locate the Account Type drop-down menu and choose the POP3 option from it.
  • Step : 10 Now, click More Settings in the same dialog box.
  • Step : 11 Go to Advanced of the Internet Email Settings dialog box.
  • Step : 12 Type the port setting of your POP3 account in the given field.
  • Step : 13 Ensure that the port number is entered correctly.
  • Step : 14 Similarly, enter the security type for your POP3 account in the given field.
  • Step : 15 Finally, click Save > Apply.

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