One of the many questions our support team receive each week is about the difference between POP and IMAP and which they think is the better option. The two different types of mail protocols both have advantages and disadvantages. It just depends which email is suited more to you and your business.
Deciding which works better for your business can sometimes be an overwhelming choice to make if you’re not a technical expert. The points listed below should help you choose the right mail server for you and explain the main differences between the two.
If you have a ClaraHost hosting package with us you do have the ability to connect to your mailboxes via both POP and IMAP. By default, IMAP for your domain is disabled, if you want to enable this feature you will need to contact our support team. Once enabled, you can use the server imap.clara.net in your mail client with port 143 or with SSL on port 993.
If you are using one of our hosting packages below:
You are able to modify the mailbox sizes accordingly to your personal preference. You can increase/decrease the size of the mailbox as required up to a maximum size of 2000MB per mailbox from the allocated size limit you have for your package.
Please note: If you have a @clara.co.uk or @clara.net email address, then unfortunately the mailbox size cannot be changed.
To add your email account to Apple Mail, you will firstly need to open Apple Mail by selecting the Mail Stamp logo on the dock station of the screen. Once open,Choose a Mail account provider and select Other Mail Account on the bottom of the list, then press Continue.