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Windows 7: Better way of handling my mail

21 Feb 2012   #11

Windows 7

I have the following experience ready to share as I have about 30 different email accounts set up (no judging please, I am an email freak who sees every opportunity to have the best email address...). I use Y!, Live and Hotmail, Google as well as local email providers. I channel all (this truly means ALL) possible email from all my accounts to a single Gmail account which I like referring to as my email server.

Some answers I know for sure:

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1. I know with Live(Hotmail) and Gmail, you can add in POP3 accounts so you can see/check the e-mail through your web-browsers. If I do this, will my mail be available by logging into Live or Gmail from anywhere, negating my need for WLM?
Yes, I currently use my Live email address as my primary, but I have not logged in to my Live account for half a year or more. Gmail takes my Live email messages via POP. I also have set up my default reply-to in Gmail to be my Live email address (this is easily done with a one-time verification of your Live email address by Gmail).

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2. Assuming yes, will I have a choice when I reply to an e-mail as to which account the message will come from?
I receive (on the spot) any email sent to my Live account and then reply wiht the same Live email address - all done through Gmail. In addition you can set up filters in Gmail for where mail from your numerous accounts is placed - I have email from Live to arrive straight into my inbox and be treated as if any message sent directly to my Gmail account would appear.

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3. Since both services can be added to my iPhone, if I do so, will my POP3 mail be available on my phone as well? *My domain host's mail can be checked from POP3 or IMAP. I use IMAP now so it is available in all places.
Yes. I do not have an iPhone but use an Android. As far as the Gmail app in Android goes, I receive all email destined for my Gmail account (regardless POP, Forward, or direct) in my Gmail app. I can also reply with any email address I choose (one-time verification required) and set the default reply-to adddress (which can be different from the email address I have chosen to send the email from).
Interesting fact with Gmail is that it will allow you to use the sending server of Live directly, so that there is no trace of your actual Gmail address (even serverwise).

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21 Feb 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I have this funcitonality setup with now, but I've decided to check into their domain features. Thanks for the info!
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