Accessing GMail via POP
I’ve already consolidated all my email accounts into GMail and while I only need one login to access all emails, it’s always full of new ones and I end up not being able to answer all of them in a timely manner. This gets worse if I’m away on a trip as I don’t get to go online as often as I want.
So, I realized that during the times when I don’t have access but just hanging around on the airport or on the plane, I could have rummaged thru the emails, answer them, save as draft and send them all off whenever I get the chance to be online. That’s where POP email makes real sense.
Here are the settings if anyone wants to try it:
In GMail, go to Mail Settings -> Forwarding & POP -> Enable POP for all mail
Username: [email protected]
Server Name: pop.gmail.com
Security Settings: SSL
Outgoing SMTP: smtp.gmail.com
Security Authentication: TLS
Problem though is that I could set the client to leave messages in GMail. The Email Troubleshooter indicates one should have to download the emails in order for it to work properly. Hope I don’t regret downloading all of them 1.1GB of emails later on.