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Windows 7: WLM (Hotmail) and GMail


28 Feb 2011   #1

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
WLM (Hotmail) and GMail

Hello:

What I am trying to do is to link my Live Mail (Hotmail) account to my primary GMail account. When I go into the settings of Live Mail it asks me to enable POP on GMail. But, I don't think I can do that because I also use a local email client (Live Mail Essentials) to retrieve my GMail. To do this I use the IMAP feature on GMail and always retain a copy of the mail on the GMail server.

Now, my question is: Can I enable POP in GMail without affecting the IMAP relation that I have between my email client and GMail? If I could do this, then the Live Mail (Hotmail) account could become a backup of my GMail.

Can this be done?

Thanks in advance.


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28 Feb 2011   #2

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi kristalsoldier, your Hotmail can't be forwarded to Gmail, but your Gmail can be forwarded to Hotmail. My suggestion re your set up when using Windows Live Mail is to 'log in' with your Hotmail username + password. This is called your Windows Live ID. now log in to your Gmail account and disable IMAP + enable POP, then set it as my image.

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28 Feb 2011   #3

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

@Roderunner...thanks...but will changing the IMAP/POP setting in GMail affect my use of the local email client which is set up for IMAP with GMail?
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28 Feb 2011   #4

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Why don't you attach both your accounts to Windows Live Mail and use that to collect them?
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28 Feb 2011   #5

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kristalsoldier View Post
@Roderunner...thanks...but will changing the IMAP/POP setting in GMail affect my use of the local email client which is set up for IMAP with GMail?
NO, you can send/receive with either account in WLM and you select which one you want as your default account. If you have set up WLM + Gmail as I suggested, all you have to do is, go to your Gmail account occassionally, open 'All Mail' folder and delete what you want to the 'Bin' which automattically deletes mail that has been there for 30 days. As for 'Archieved' mail, it will stay in the 'All Mail' folder till you decide when to delete it.
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28 Feb 2011   #6

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

OK. Thanks. I'll give it a shot.
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28 Feb 2011   #7

 
 

Good information Roderunnner. Rep+ to you.
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