on 08-05-2012 00:24
20-11-2012 20:56 - edited 20-11-2012 20:59
Sorry I never replied to this.
What I meant was that you cannot send or receive IMAP with O2 because O2 do not support it.
This is a bigger issue now that Windows 8 does not support pop e-mail. What this means is that O2 does not support Windows 8.
Perhaps O2 would care to comment on their support of Windows 8. I wonder how many O2 customers installed Windows 8 and then found out it didn't work with O2 e-mail.
To be fair I'm not using Windows 8 myself and I am going by the comments in another thread on this forum, which O2 have not refuted. [http://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Home-Broadband-Home-P
Perhaps O2 are out dated and should be considered a classic ISP, similar to the way in which people consider old 8 bit computers from the 1980s to be classic machines.
In fact here is the FAQ pointing ou that O2 do not support Windows 8 unless your a techie and know what you are doing. They do not support the default e-mail client either. Looks like O2 got caught napping.
on 13-01-2013 10:12
Every modern mobile operator needs to support IMAP. This then allows proper integration across all your connected devices including smart phones, tablets and PCs. POP email was fine in the eighties when you only had one device to get you email on but now almost everyone has multiple devices and therefore POP is wholly inappropriate.
I don't understand how O2 can get away with this shoddy state of affairs. It is as though they hope users will adopt someone else's solution (Gmail etc.) so they don't have to bother.