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How to Gather and Send Email from some, if not all of your accounts
In the past we recommended that all of you get off Outlook Express.
If you have a local server, retain them for your high speed network needs. With a Gmail account, you can get and reply to all the email that is on the local server.
Here is how you do that.
1. Sign up with Gmail and get familiar with it.
2. Go to the 'Settings' options at the top right of the Gmail page for your email account.
3. Click on the 'Account' tab
4. Click on 'add another email account that you own'
5. Fill out the needed fields and you're in business! Be careful to put in the right mail server (see note for Pop server below right)
Some of the options are interesting. If somebody sends you a message it goes to your local server to be downloaded to Outlook on your machine. You can avoid this and read the message in Gmail directly.
You have the option of making it appear as though your response came from either Bruce Telecom (for example) via Outlook Express or your Gmail account
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
27/02/2009 09:48 PM
The whole purpose of this is to wean yourself from Outlook Express and be able to get your mail anywhere by using Gmail. So, if you are on a trip to England or Florida or Vancouver, you can get your mail with a single user interface. Gmail will get all the mail directed to your account from most servers. So you can gather in all the mail from all the accounts that you have anyplace.
You can make it appear as though you were replying to messages on either Gmail or your PC using your normal methods of Outlook Express or any other email program. This is done by checking a box under settings. You'll see it
You are not limited to one account either. You can do as many as you want, within reason.
So the virtue of doing this is twofold:
1. You get weaned away from Outlook Express
2. You can use one mail program worldwide to send and receive email from as many accounts as you own. For example your home and work account.
You also get what Google calls a lifetime of storage with one account on Gmail. You don't have to worry about your address books and they have good span inhibitors.
Keep in mind that Bruce Telecom wants to provide you with Internet Service, TV and Telephone. They are not set up to be the Mail Box for the world, so you're not being disloyal to a local company. If you switch you will deal with Gmail (Google) or Hotmail (Microsoft) and still retain your local server.