Using IMAP on Mac OS X
Subject:   Storage limits
Date:   2002-05-24 21:45:05
From:   carloscheng
Response to: Storage limits

To me, it seems you'll face the same problem if you use POP3. The only difference is you'll need large disk-space on the server (IMAP) or on the client (POP).

For example, if you accumulate 1MB messages everyday on server using IMAP, you'll also accumulate 1MB messages at your client should you use POP - provided in both ways you do not organize your emails regularly and delete the unnecessary. Using POP doesn't reduce the disk-space required.

Based on this, however, IMAP gives you additional advantage to read your mail from multiple clients.

- Carlos Cheng