Getting mail when you have no internet

Thank you for the corrections on IMAP, these features change all the time and it is hard to keep up with them.

Yes, you are correct in that you can NOT get any NEW email messages if your internet is down with any form of email. However, when you are using an email client such as Outlook, you can at least work with previous messages that came in, check your calendar and even create new or reply to messages that were already in your email box. And even though changes made will not go out until your Internet connection is back up, you can at least still get some work done.

For me this, is invaluable. I spend many hours per day responding to emails and to be able to work, even on old emails, when I don't have an internet connection is a real plus.