GMX Mail – Use IMAP to Make a GMX Outlook Connection in Minutes
By: Bill Mann
GMX Mail is a branch of United Internet Group, a multi-billion dollar Internet services company. This modern, flexible international email service (GMX stands for Global Mail eXchange) can connect with Outlook using either the POP3 or IMAP protocol.
Being able to manage your GMX eMail from Outlook instead of a separate browser window will save you time and energy. It is definitely worth the small amount of effort it takes to set up a GMX Outlook connection.
Even better, a full GMX Outlook connection is available free of charge with any GMX mail account. Unlike services like Yahoo Mail, you don’t have to upgrade your account (and pay a monthly or yearly fee) to make the connection.
Should I Use POP3 or IMAP?
I strongly advise you to use the GMX IMAP connection. IMAP is ideal for a service like GMX. That’s because GMX provides 5GB of free storage per account, and with an IMAP connection, copies of your messages remain in the GMX mailbox as well as in Outlook.
The contents of your GMX mail box get synchronized with the GMX folders in Outlook. While this might sound wasteful, it is actually very useful.
Because the GMX and Outlook folders are synchronized, what you see in the GMX web interface will always match what you see in Outlook. Any changes you make through the GMX web interface appear in Outlook after a short delay.
Likewise, changes you make in Outlook find their way into the GMX folders. Say you delete a piece of GMX mail in Outlook. After a short delay, you will be able to look at your GMX mailbox through your web browser and see that the message has been deleted there too.
This is the power of using IMAP. You can use your web browser when that makes sense, and Outlook when that makes sense, without worrying about your mail getting messed us. That’s why I think this approach is so superior to the POP3 approach, in which messages get moved from your GMX mailbox to Outlook, then deleted from your GMX mailbox.
Are you ready to take advantage of a GMX Outlook IMAP connection?
Then let me point you to some precise instructions on how to set up that connection quickly and easily. You can literally start enjoying the benefits of combining GMX email and Outlook minutes from now.
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