Understanding Terms• IMAP and POP are two protocols which allow you to receive email from an account.• Generally, IMAP reads your mail while on the server, POP downloads the mail to your computer.• SMTP - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol - allows you to send email from an account.
IMAP vs. POP IMAP POP What Does It Internet Message Post Ofﬁce Stand For? Access Protocol ProtocolMessages Stored Yes No (by default) on Server? No - messages Access Mail Yes- access from downloaded to Anywhere? central server local computer. users who access users who access mail from multiple their mail only Suitable for... computers or from one locations. computer.
How It Works: POP POP Server XProblem: Email Gets Sent To Whichever Device Checks First!
How It Works: IMAP IMAP Server Keeps Messages In Sync!
How to Do It?• Turn on IMAP (if supported) and move your messages and folders to the server• Transition to a new IMAP email account • Forward mail from old account to new • Notify contacts of your change • Stop using your old account • In time - kill the old account
Backup• Apple claims more than 50% of iDevices brought in for service have never been synced to a computer• That means no data is being backed up and cannot be restored in the event of a loss• You should back your device up regularly through iTunes or iCloud
iTunes Backup• Plug into your computer and perform a full sync.• You can also right-click on device in iTunes and select backup
iCloud Backup• Sign up for iCloud and enable iCloud Backups on your Device and in iTunes• Regularly conﬁrm backups are happening
Turn On Wi-Fi Sync• Sync your iOS devices with your computer over Wi-Fi• Requires devices to be on the same Wi-Fi network• Sync can be initiated manually, or will happen automatically when iTunes is open and iOS Device is plugged into power.
How To Do It• Requires iTunes 10.5 and iOS 5• Connect devices via USB and select device.• Enable Wi-Fi sync under Summary tab
Lock Your Phone• You have a lot of personal data on your phone. Don’t be compromised by snoops or if you phone is lost or stolen.• Best practice is to set your phone to auto lock after a short interval.• Balance convenience with security
How To Do It• Settings > General• Turn On Passcode Lock• Turn on Auto-Lock
Save Your Data• If your iOS devices has a data plan, it likely has a cap on the amount of data you can use without additional charges• Use Wi-Fi whenever possible to save your data for when you are away from Wi-Fi• Save frequently used Wi-Fi networks
How To Do It• Turn Wi-Fi on• If you want to be prompted to join when Wi-Fi is available, turn on Ask to Join Networks
Parental Controls• Restrict access to content and services• Limit installation of Apps• Disable in-app purchases• Important to protect privacy, stop unintended credit card transactions and limit access to content
How To Do It• Settings > General > Restrictions• Set a passcode• Toggle services on and off