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Check one POP email account via .Mac's webmail Internet
When .Mac overhauled their interface late last year, I was surprised and relieved by the vastly improved functionality. As someone who is self-employed, I like to work remotely, but am often frustrated by the lack of Mail.app support in public wi-fi spots (port blocking due to spammers, I am told).

Even with the .Mac improvements, I was still stuck with my POP3 webmail (Horde), which is perfunctory at best. I have been wishing .Mac's webmail would let me access my POP3 mail (I even considered emailing Apple about it). Well today, I stumbled across the setting, and found that it is very much possible! Click the Preferences link, then the Other tab, and the first section is External Account. You can enter one POP account to check in addition to your .Mac email.

My remote workflow has just improved!
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Check one POP email account via .Mac's webmail
Authored by: michaelj on Jan 05, '07 07:51:19AM

This has been a feature of .mac webmail for quite some time - I've been using it for more than a year now.



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Check one POP email account via .Mac's webmail
Authored by: JKT on Jan 05, '07 08:26:10AM
FWIW, if they are blocking a port that prevents the use of Mail.app, it will be port 25. The solution is to use a different Server port for your SMTP settings (e.g. 587):

[link:]http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mail/2.0/en/ml1049.html

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Check one POP email account via .Mac's webmail
Authored by: palahala on Jan 07, '07 04:50:59AM

Note that the messages from that POP account are appearently added to the Inbox of your .Mac account. If you also use POP to download your .Mac mail to, for example, Thunderbird, then for .Mac you'll get both the messages sent to @mac.com and the messages from that other POP account you added.

If, like me, you leave a copy of messages on the POP server then you might suddenly find your Thunderbird's Inbox flooded with an additional copy of old messages, when fetching the new messages from .Mac.



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Check one POP email account via .Mac's webmail
Authored by: fjanssens on Jul 17, '08 01:58:22AM

What to do with a pop3 account which has SSL security through port 995 ?
Webmail of MAc cannot access it .



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