Saturday, August 11, 2007

Mail Fetcher

You can read all your mail from any POP mail host in your Gmail. Gmail has a feature called "mail fetcher". You can fetch mail from your other email accounts. You'll be able to read email from up to five additional accounts in your gmail which is more than enough for 99.9999999999% of mail users including myself.

The email accounts that supports POP access could be fetched.

To set up Mail Fetcher:

  • Click Settings
  • Click Accounts.
  • Go to"Get mail from other accounts" section.
  • Click Add another mail account.
  • Enter the full email address of the account you'd like to access, then click Next Step.
  • Google will populate the Username and POP Server fields when possible, based on your email address. Enter your Password.
  • Click on "Add Account"

Now you have set up the mail fetcher. Once you set up just visit the other mail id & accept the confimation sent by gmail.

There are some additional details that you might fill up like

  • Leave a copy of retrieved messages on the server. If you'll only be accessing your email through your Gmail account, leave this unchecked. If you'd like to be able to access your mail directly from that account, or if you're accessing it through any other accounts or devices, click to select this option.
  • Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail.
  • Label incoming messages.
  • Archive incoming messages. (not visible in inbox)

You can disable importing at any time from the Accounts tab of your Settings page. Just click delete next to the appropriate email account.

For any details regarding wheather your mail provider has Popcapabilites or to know your Mail provider's usernet just Click here


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