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Windows 7: Tiffany

05 Oct 2010   #11
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Have a look Here .....


How to use IMAP in Virgin Media Mail

Switching to IMAP from POP3 will allow you to automatically synchronise you two systems and by the use of folders and subscriptions you can filter what is shown on each computer.

The other advantage is that the mails are automatically backed up on the sever so an OS crash is normally recoverable


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05 Oct 2010   #12
OllyAnna

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Thanks Kim Jong, I have already used this tool with my desktop some weeks ago, so don't think this is the problem.
Thanks anyway
OllyAnna
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05 Oct 2010   #13
OllyAnna

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Hi, Barman58,
Will follow your advice and set IMAP up tomorrow, - getting a bit late now for my grey cells to function properly! Some weird stuff happening this evening, two e-mails came in to my desktop, then I went on my laptop to check some settings and two different e-mails suddenly appeared there, although they were not on my desktop PC. Just don't get it!!!
One last question . Is IMAP as secure, and what happens if I move provider?

Cheers OllyAnna
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05 Oct 2010   #14
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Imap is as secure as POP as long as your provider applies SSL (secure socket layer - security ), to Both, most do.

The question of moving providers will be always be an issue if you use the ISP's own email service,

If you do not have too much time in with the virgin system I would suggest that you set up an account with googlemail Google as they have secure IMAP 7+ GB of email space, and they have a collector service for other providers which would collect mail from virgin and any other online accounts you have now or set-up in the future

you would give out your gmail address to people you know and set gmail to collect your virgin mail but reply from gmail. this way you would transition smoothly from virgin to gmail and if you ever change providers you gmail would not be effected.

It all looks a little complex but I can walk you through any questions you have if you go this way. I can state that it does work as I use this system myself over multiple systems and accounts
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06 Oct 2010   #15
OllyAnna

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Hi Barman,
It is great to have someone to talk to who knows what they are doing!
It does sound complicated, especially for someone lacking in computer knowledge like me! I may take you up on the offer to 'walk me through it' though, as I have been thinking of something similar for a while, just in case I do change provider. I nearly changed this year but they offered me a good deal, so stayed with Virgin for the time being. I have always been worried by the thought of how to copy my contacts, saved e-mail etc when moving to a new e-mail client/address.
I forgot to say, I do have a Virgin Webmail account, so I can access my mail when I am away from home at present.
My original problem came about the other evening when I tried to contact a company using their own online-contact form and I tried to send it from my laptop. Of course, it wouldn't let me and I had to set up the Live Mail account. Then, when I got a reply, it was received on my desktop computer but not my laptop. This started me wondering about how to have it all set up, and if I had done something wrong. In effect, I do already have the facility to send from my laptop perhaps It would be easier to use the Virgin webmail log on to read my e mail when using the laptop ?
If I do transfer to G-mail will all these changes cause issues with my router settings? I have just had to set a Netgear one up, and had problems. What a sharp learning curve! The wizard didnt connect me, then I couldn't access my e-mail. So, I am dreading 'undoing, all this and causing problems now I seemingly have the router working OK.
Thanks again,
OllyAnna
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06 Oct 2010   #16
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Using gmail will not have any effect on your router settings, these would only need to change if you went to a different ISP.

You can do everything you want to do with your new live account but would need the full MS outlook to achieve this.

I would therefore suggest that the gmail / IMAP is the way to go.

let us know if you want to proceed and I will see what instructions I can put together or link to to get you up and running.
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13 Oct 2010   #17
OllyAnna

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Hi Barman,
Sorry not replied , been away unexpectedly for a few days. I would appreciate it if you could put something together for me as you suggest. There is no rush, as I am still learning with the new laptop.
Thanks again OllyAnna
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13 Oct 2010   #18
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

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13 Oct 2010   #19
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OllyAnna View Post
Hi Barman,
Sorry not replied , been away unexpectedly for a few days. I would appreciate it if you could put something together for me as you suggest. There is no rush, as I am still learning with the new laptop.
Thanks again OllyAnna
I've got a general instruction for the way it works part completed and hope to finish it in next day or so so will hopefully convert it to forum use and post shortly (currently designed for PDF fact sheet)
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14 Oct 2010   #20
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
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Ah yes, the first post that addresses the topic. Thanks. This is the version I remember. Tiffany apparently does covers from the 60's:
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