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Use Gmail with any IMAP client, including the iPhone
Authored by: mjpjr on Oct 09, '07 11:33:03AM

Hmmm, sounds a bit complicated particularly if you have a pobox.com account. For an upgraded pobox.com account (one which provides IMAP/webmail) a very very fine spam filtering service is included - no additional charge. The cost, by the way, is less than the yearly subscription to dotmac. So on the surface at least, if you've got a pobox.com account, the only purpose I can see for forwarding your mail to gmail is the permanent archive aspect of it. I see no reason to involve dotmac at all. What am I missing?



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Use Gmail with any IMAP client, including the iPhone
Authored by: kiltbear on Oct 09, '07 01:20:25PM

Been with POBOX since the first year they started. However, I don't like their spam filtering, and I haven't tried their IMAP.

The key here is that I am rather enamored with GMail, and wanted to integrate that into my flow and my iPhone.



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Use Gmail with any IMAP client, including the iPhone
Authored by: kiltbear on Oct 09, '07 01:28:57PM

Sorry, didn't answer your final question:

Gmail is for both its spam filtering (which I prefer over everything else I've tried) and for its archiving.

The IMAP server is just used for current emails. Things get deleted when they are dealt with. This allows my home desktop, my laptop, my work desktop and my iPhone to stay in sync with current issues. I don't have to worry about deleted replicated emails on every single email client I use, which would be the issue if I used POP.



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