Basically, I had to force FF to enable all the acceleration options. It should have been working out of the box, but it wasn't (maybe some kind of old settings?). So you need to set the following three options in about:config (type it into the address bar) to "true":
Restart and it all seems to be fine, at least on my machine. It's worth looking at about:support in the Graphics table to see if things are enabled.
Classic Menu is an Office add-in that brings back the old-style menus and toolbars for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote 2010. (Despite the name, it works with any edition of Office 2010.)
The program doesn't hack or alter your existing Office installation. Rather, it adds a new Menus tab to your ribbon, which includes all the old menus, shortcuts and toolbar icons, which some find much easier to navigate.
If this isn't enough, though, you can also use the bundled Classic Menu Manager to configure precisely how the program works. If you hate the ribbon, for instance, then you're able to hide any of all of its tabs so there's only the menu left. But you can also turn off Classic Menu Manager for some applications, so, maybe, they're available in Word and Excel, but not in PowerPoint and OneNote.
Email Basics: POP3 is Outdated; Please Switch to IMAP Today
Hammer_Time wrote:http://www.howtogeek.com/197207/email-basics-pop3-is-outdated-please-switch-to-imap-today/Email Basics: POP3 is Outdated; Please Switch to IMAP Today
POP3 is just outdated.
This made sense in the 90s
Some services try to bypass this limitation by not actually deleting emails when you access them from POP3. Instead, these services just mark them as read so they won’t be downloaded again. This is a dirty hack
What are the Drawbacks to POP3?
The major drawback to POP3 is that it is an older protocol that was designed before people were able to easily send large emails with attachments. Because POP3 downloads all the mail on the server at once, people are occasionally unable to successfully receive their messages because POP3 will get stuck or disconnect when trying to download large messages. To fix this, people will either need to contact tech support or log onto our webmail system to delete the large messages themselves. Also, if you use POP3 and are traveling or check your mail from multiple locations, you will not be able to view any of your old mail because the messages only exist on the computer on which you originally received your mail. Finally, some email clients, such as Outlook, are more prone to certain bugs (such as downloading duplicates of emails) when using POP3 than IMAP.
What is the basic difference between IMAP and POP3?
IMAP can be thought of as "remote" e-mail storage, while POP3 can be thought of as a "store-and-forward" service. Ultimately they both accomplish similar tasks, but often one will suit your needs better than the other.
What are the Benefits of IMAP?
Since you can view just the header information without downloading the entire message, you can delete large messages without wasting time for downloading them. Also, because the messages remain on the server, you can access your mail from multiple locations at the same time and ensure that your messages are always available for you. And, since the messages remain on the server, if your computer crashes you don't have to worry about losing your messages. IMAP is generally faster and more reliable, especially with certain email clients such as Microsoft Outlook.
What are the Benefits of POP3?
Since all of your messages are downloaded immediately, after you check your mail at your computer, you do not need to actually be connected to the Internet to read your email. Also, because the messages are downloaded to your computer you do not need to worry about accruing disk usage charges because the messages do not stay on the servers. Just make sure your email client is set to delete email messages from the server after downloading them, or else all your emails will sit there, taking up space, until you use Webmail or an IMAP client to delete them!
Why is IMAP better than POP?
POP is a very simple protocol that only allows downloading messages from your Inbox to your local computer. Generally, once transferred, the email is on your local computer and removed from FastMail.
IMAP is much more advanced and allows you to see all your folders on FastMail. You can quickly view subjects and message bodies of emails. It can delay downloading larger emails, such as those with attachments, until you want to view them in their entirety. IMAP also allows you to synchronise mail folders between your home machine and FastMail on the web, so that you see the same folders and messages wherever and however you access your email.
Differences at a glance
It’s 2013, and it seems like most of us have fairly constant access to internet. Should email be treated any differently than any other form of electronic communication that we receive? Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) allows users to access email from anything, as long as you have the username and password. With IMAP, the email lives on the server and you have access to some basic information about every email in your Inbox. When you want to see and interact with the email, the email is temporarily downloaded but not really stored on the machine you are using. The biggest benefit to IMAP is the ability to quickly access your email from just about any device — as long as you have a decent internet connection you’re never more than a moment away from your entire inbox.
Unfortunately, if you’re without a fast connection or if you are somehow without internet entirely (-gasp-), you’re going to have a bad day. Most IMAP clients will grab a week or two of email headers and store that information locally, but will not grab images or attachments. If you need to search your inbox for something, and that email is more than a few weeks old, you’ll find that the headers for your email will skip entire weeks of received messages unless you’re connected to the net.
Choose wisely, but switching is easy
The POP vs. IMAP debate is all about how you interact with your email. If you’re constantly in your email with attachments and use it like file storage system, POP will guarantee that you always have access to your information. If you’re constantly connected to a broadband or LTE network and you flit back and forth between a laptop, desktop, tablet, and smartphone, IMAP would most likely be the best thing for you. In most cases, especially if you have POP configured to store your email on the server instead of deleting it, you won’t normally notice a difference between the two services.
There’s also nothing that says you have to pick one and stick with it. Even Gmail, one of the most popular free email services in the world, makes it easy to choose POP or IMAP and allows you to switch between them as you see fit. You can choose the service the best fits your needs, but ideally your email should exist as a service that requires very little maintenance and configuration once it has been setup and used.
So you ENJOY waiting while all your emails and attachments download at once using POP3?
IMAP also guarantees that you will not lose all your emails if your computer or hard drive crashes, plus it has been found to be a faster and more reliable protocol than POP3: ( ASSUMING you have a stable and reasonably FAST internet connection - see below for more details ) :
So which protocol you use really depends on how you use your email client and how fast and reliable your interenet connection is.
Advantages and Disadvantages of POP3
Because POP3 was designed back before always-on Internet was prevalent, POP3 works fine in a mostly offline environment, checking for new messages manually or periodically according to your client's configuration. POP3 also works fine with an always-on connection, but with some caveats which become clear when compared with IMAP.
The primary competitor to POP3 is IMAP: Internet Message Access Protocol. IMAP is a more flexible, modern protocol when compared to POP3, and is designed more toward an always-on network connection to the mail server. IMAP servers retain messages on the server by default, and allow the user to organize their mail into folders. While POP3 clients allow for folder-based organization as well, separating messages into folders on the server has a definite advantage for users that may need to access their e-mail remotely.
For example, for a POP3 user who may need to use a different computer, their old e-mail does not show up if it has been deleted from the server. Or, even if the e-mail was retained on the server, every message the user wants to work with will have to be downloaded to that client, which may be tedious. IMAP has intrinsic functionality that is much more compatible with a "thin" or mobile client.
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