Welcome to Kihei Email
Providing the highest quality email to the islands
Most businesses in Maui and around the island are currently using an email system called POP or POP3 email. This literally stands for Post Office Protocol. It is the oldest slowest most basic email on the planet earth. There are currently three choices of email to choose from. POP3, IMAP, and EXCHANGE. Below you will find a complete break down of what each of the three different email systems offer and why you are on the wrong system. Not only that but why you are spending way too much money on a system that is grossly out of date!
Like a VCR
POP or POP3
When using POP3 (Post Office Protocol, version 3), all of the messages are downloaded from the mail server and saved locally. Your Email is only accessible from one computer/device and Incoming Mail is no longer available when using Webmail or any other computer/device (unless configured otherwise).
Mail always available on the computer/device for offline consultation.
Sent Items available locally ONLY (no copy exists at all times on the mail server);
The speed of mail download dependent on bandwidth (large attachments may take some time).
Like a DVD
IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol, currently version 4) has features found in both POP3 and Exchange protocols.
When using IMAP, your Inbox is stored on the mail server whereas the Sent Items are still stored locally (unless otherwise specified). When you check your mail, your computer contacts the mail server to show you the new Incoming Mail. All of your Inbox is available from any computer and you can check it from anywhere in the world by using Webmail.
Incoming Mail always available on multiple computers and/or Webmail.
Sent Items available locally ONLY (no copy exists at all times on the mail server).
Please Note: IMAP will only be available with the introduction to the 365 platforms (June 18th, 2012 onwards)
Like Digital Streaming
This protocol has been introduced by Microsoft and is proprietary. All the Email (Incoming and Sent Items) is stored on the central Exchange mail server, where it can be checked using a capable mail client (such as MS Outlook or all current smartphones) or via Webmail. You may have the option of storing messages in local folders locally for offline consultation (in Outlook this is referred to as “Cached Mode”).
Exchange mode also permits syncing of Calendar, Contacts, and Notes.
Please Note: sometimes (above all on older mobile devices) this protocol is referred to as ActiveSync.
Incoming Mail and Sent Items always available on multiple computers and/or Webmail (mail is synced between mail server and client);
Supported by all current mobile devices (tablets, pads, smartphones);
Calendar, Contacts, and Notes synced as well.