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Windows 7: Have Outlook 2007 but will need Webmail access - advice please


19 Nov 2012   #1
ashleyg

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 
Have Outlook 2007 but will need Webmail access - advice please

My son is joining the Navy in a couple of months.

He has Outlook 2007 installed on his laptop which is his primary means of email access. When he travels, he will not be able to take his laptop with him but will need to access his emails from various overseas locations.

His current service provider offers a very poor interface (low functionality) to Webmail and so we are looking at other options but wanting to keep his existing email address.

The solution I am looking at is for him to join a web based email service eg. Outlook.com and set a rule in Outlook on his laptop to forward copy of all emails to the Outlook.com address.

Am I overlooking anything or is there anything else We need to consider? Keen to hear what others have done in such cases.

Thanks for your input.


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20 Nov 2012   #2
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

For that approach to work you (or someone) would need to login with his Outlook account on his laptop so the emails get forwarded.
Is that what you are planning to do?

Can you setup forwarding on the ISP Webmail page?
That way the emails would be forwarded as soon as they are delivered to the ISP server.
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20 Nov 2012   #3
ashleyg

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

Whoops, you're right of course I hadn't thought of that.
I will check out whether email forwarding at the ISP end is an option.

Thanks very much.
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20 Nov 2012   #4
ashleyg

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

I gave up trying to find out whether Email forwarding from my ISP was available or not, and didn't want to sit on the phone for half an hour waiting to speak with someone.

I looked at what I am wanting to do from another angle and have found a solution.

Using Outlook.com there is an option to send/receive email from another account - including pop3

Very simple to setup and will do the job nicely.

Send and receive email from other accounts in Outlook.com - Microsoft Windows

Thanks DavidW7ncus for pointing out the flaw in my original thinking!
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20 Nov 2012   #5
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

You're welcome and I'm glad to hear you found a solution!

Thanks for the tip/info about the Outlook.com option
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21 Nov 2012   #6
jimbo45

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ashleyg View Post
My son is joining the Navy in a couple of months.

He has Outlook 2007 installed on his laptop which is his primary means of email access. When he travels, he will not be able to take his laptop with him but will need to access his emails from various overseas locations.

His current service provider offers a very poor interface (low functionality) to Webmail and so we are looking at other options but wanting to keep his existing email address.

The solution I am looking at is for him to join a web based email service eg. Outlook.com and set a rule in Outlook on his laptop to forward copy of all emails to the Outlook.com address.

Am I overlooking anything or is there anything else We need to consider? Keen to hear what others have done in such cases.

Thanks for your input.
Hi there
Why not use a GMAIL account -- this integrates EXCELLENTLY with Outlook and can forward mail automatically as well.

I don't like most webmail type of interfaces -- so this integration with Outlook works excellently.


How to Access Gmail with Outlook - About Email

cheers
jimbo
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22 Nov 2012   #7
ashleyg

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

Cheers Jimbo! will check that option out as well.
Will probably go down the Outlook.com path however as I have already dabbled a bit with it when playing with Win 8.
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22 Nov 2012   #8
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
Why not use a GMAIL account -- this integrates EXCELLENTLY with Outlook and can forward mail automatically as well.

I don't like most webmail type of interfaces -- so this integration with Outlook works excellently.

How to Access Gmail with Outlook - About Email

cheers
jimbo
Won't that approach still mean someone needs to boot-up the Son's laptop with his userid and run Outlook (local client program)?

Maybe I'm confused here on Outlook as a local client vs. Outlook.com?
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