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Gmail rocks again and again!

About a months ago I heard one of the best news about Gmail ever. They were planning to gradually implement POP3 mail checking of other email systems.

You could ask "why the hell should we care?" The answer is simple. If you're using multiple email accounts on different systems (hotmail, yahoo and etc) you noticed that simply forwarding messages to Gmail will not solve the problem of disabled accounts (each of those systems has inactivity timer, 1-3 months for most systems after which your account is disabled and/or canceled). POP3 mail checking on the other hand is considered activity by all mail systems.

After finding out about Gmails new feature I was disappointed to find out that it wasn't enabled in my account. But now it is! Now Gmail is a true replacement for desktop mail application.

Happy Gmailing :)

P.S. The limit is 5 accounts but for most of us it should be enough.

posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 07, 2007


At 08 February, 2007 14:55, Blogger bla said...

What I find extremely annoying with forwarding is that your replies go from your gmail so if people send it to your original they're like who the heck is this?!

At 08 February, 2007 23:06, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not really, you can set up multiple emails to send from.

You can also tell Gmail to always reply from the email address they send it to.

My annoyance is that it checks once a day or so and it's not enough for me. Still looking for a solution.

P.S. Btw, for those that still don't have Gmail, it's now open for everyone (no more invite/SMS only stuff) :)

At 09 February, 2007 21:43, Blogger Gurgen said...

Awesome news Denis. Just a couple of days ago after a server crashed in university I had to access my email through POP and wished I could do that through gmail instead of thunderbird, but when I checked I didn't see POP option in gmail. After reading your post I checked again and didn't see again. But then I decided to check my other gmail account and surprise surprise there it was.

At 09 February, 2007 21:50, Blogger Gurgen said...

Also, Denis, regarding retrieving latest messages: You can go to Settings -> Accounts -> "Check mail now" on your POP account section. I wish they made it automatic when you login, but at least its possible with little effort.

At 10 February, 2007 19:35, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found that too but it would be better if you could configure the interval. Also if you follow up with the history for a little bit it seems like they are still having hiccups with the system. Sometimes it checks every hour and sometimes it stays idle for 2 days.

At 10 February, 2007 19:38, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Btw, if you have more than one Gmail account you can't fetch them via POP, you'll have to use good old forward/alias method :(

At 07 March, 2007 08:38, Blogger memo said...

Sorry to burst everyone's "I love Google" bubble, but if I'm not mistaken Windows Live Mail came out with that feature long before google.

Having said that, go ahead and rip a hole in M$.


At 13 March, 2007 07:07, Blogger bla said...

Well I think the point is - who cares about windows live mail more you know? lol jk. I've come to love using gmail and things like this always make it better. I know they have ways to go to get to the top with Gmail, but looking at what they've already done it's pretty impressive!

At 15 March, 2007 04:03, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it doesn't really matter who did what first, more like who actually did it.

An good example would be the iPhone. The ideas were there (prototypes), even good implementations were there (SonyEricsson p910), but they were not affordable (Sony sold it for around 900$ when it came out), or were they a real threat to other cellphone manufacturers. Now everything changed, and it's great because competition will always benefit the consumer.

At 18 March, 2007 20:11, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I checked again and they removed the limitation for checking other Gmail accounts.

Also if you're using languages other than English (US) for you Gmail interface you might not see this feature yet.

At 10 July, 2009 01:37, Anonymous Anonymous said...


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