Check a POP Account within Gmail

Jul 23, 2014 | Resources

With Gmail recently (June 2014) adjusting their limits on incoming mail, our clients are being advised to change how we forward mail to them.

Instead of forwarding mail from our server to Gmail, we advise that clients create a POP box on our server, and configure Gmail to check that box.

The difference is subtle, but the benefit is that Google doesn’t see our server as generating massive amounts of email, and clients are assured delivery of their email.

Here’s how to set up a POP box using Gmail’s Fetcher feature.

Login to your Gmail

Click the little gear icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.

Select Settings

Select Accounts and Import

Under Check mail from other accounts (using POP3) click Add a POP3 mail account you own

Enter the email address ([email protected])

Click Next Step

Enter your full email as username ([email protected])

Enter your password

Enter for POP Server

Choose Port 995 from Port dropdown

Leave a copy of the retrieved message on the server unchecked.

Check Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail.

Click Add Account

On the final screen, it will optionally allow you to configure the account to send mail as [email protected] You can choose to skip this for now.

See Google’s official help document Check emails from other accounts using Gmail

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