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Configure Mail for Gmail POP access
Authored by: rammjet on Nov 12, '04 04:41:42PM

Why POP3??

The idea of GMail was to keep all your mail on GMail so it was accessible everywhere you could browse.

I would think IMAP would be the proper way to do it - keep the mail on GMail and work with it via IMAP.

Even AOL offers an IMAP access to their email.



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GMail POP leaves messages on the server!
Authored by: sgmsbro on Nov 12, '04 08:56:44PM

The parent post implies that the messages are downloaded from Google then deleted. They aren't. I'm using this and it keeps all messages on the Gmail site.

My complaint is that items I send show up in my inbox too, but I've set some mail rules up to fix that.



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GMail POP leaves messages on the server!
Authored by: mattmend on Nov 13, '04 10:22:00AM

Curious, what type(s) of rules did you set up to archive sent mail?

TIA -

Matt



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GMail POP leaves messages on the server!
Authored by: sgmsbro on Nov 13, '04 02:22:48PM

Sure thing. Items in CAPS are drop down, and items in <> are for you to set.

If ALL of the following conditions are met:
FROM Contains <YOUR GMAIL ADDRESS> +
ACCOUNT <YOUR MAIL GMAIL ACCOUNT>

Perform the following actions:
MOVE MESSAGE to <FOLDER> +
MARK AS READ



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Configure Mail for Gmail POP access
Authored by: mscheurer on Nov 16, '04 04:14:22PM

rammjet,
you do realise that Gmail is a beta, don't you? As such there really isn't a point in complaining about what it offers or doesn't offer...



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