IMAP is a method of checking e-mail.
This is the preferred set-up that we ask Gustavus students to use for checking their e-mail. This flexible set-up enables people to check their e-mail anywhere.
The address used to connect to the Gustavus Webmail server is imap.gac.edu.
What is IMAP?
(definition from IMAP.org)
IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol. It is a method of accessing electronic mail or bulletin board messages that are kept on a (possibly shared) mail server. In other words, it permits a "client" email program to access remote message stores as if they were local. For example, email stored on an IMAP server can be manipulated from a desktop computer at home, a workstation at the office, and a notebook computer while traveling, without the need to transfer messages or files back and forth between these computers.