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Keep spam email from reaching the inbox via Gmail
Authored by: gregraven on Aug 21, '06 08:58:36AM

I've been using this technique for months, but I continue to use my regular e-mail addresses. I just have each of my other e-mail accounts forward to my Gmail account, and have check my Gmail account via POP. I'm essentially using Gmail as a spam filter.

I also use Gmail's SMTP for outgoing mail. In Gmail, I set my preferences so that all outgoing mail appears to be coming from my main non-Gmail account.

Another equally nice feature of setting up your accounts this way, is that you can send and receive e-mail from anywhere through Gmail, using Before doing this, when traveling I could receive my e-mail fine, but replying meant going through all kinds of contortions, due to port blocking. Gmail connects via SSL on a different port, so wherever I go, I can send and receive e-mail seamlessly just as I do when I'm home.

Greg Raven
Apple Valley, CA

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sending mail through gmail makes From address as gmail address..
Authored by: alexmathew on Sep 25, '06 07:55:26PM

This is a problem - infact a more serious problem is that if you have mail from another address forwarded to gmail and POP setup in gmail, mail sent to the original address via gmail smtp will not be delivered. The smtp server accepts the e-mail but then it disappears - not even seen in sent mail.

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