MAPI connection to the Exchange server provides you with the full functionality of all services that Exchange has to offer using Outlook:

  • Direct live connection to the mail server.
  • Shared Inbox, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Notes and free/busy information for scheduling.
  • Public folders.
  • Out of Office Assistant.
  • Server-side rules and alerts.
  • Optional server-side spam management.

IMAP connection to the Exchange server allows the limited functionality:

  • Direct live connection to the mail server.

POP Connection offers the least functionality:

  • Send and receive email only.

All connection types allow you to keep messages on the server and to view your mailbox using Outlook Web Access in any web browser.