I often work during the day in libraries or coffee shops with wifi but I'm too cheap to buy a cell phone. I have a laptop and a recent ipod touch. What are some clever ways I can contact my wife at home when I have something time-sensitive I need to share? [more inside]
posted by craniac
on Oct 27, 2010 -
I really like the gmail interface and the way it's organized, but I also like having a desktop mail client to manage multiple accounts. Is there a sollution that lets me have it both ways? [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil
on May 12, 2010 -
Why is the POP3 mail protocol so slow and why hasn't a new version of POP been developed that fixes the speed problem? I'm pretty sure that it would be far faster to just download a compressed file containing all the messages and then unzip it and parse it locally. POP3 is fine when you keep up with your mail, but leave for a week and come back and I end up waiting quite a while to get all the mail downloaded.
posted by HappyEngineer
on Nov 3, 2009 -
I'm looking to find a new email provider. My web host - NFS.net - don't offer this service yet, so I'm casting my net over a wider area. [more inside]
posted by Solomon
on Feb 25, 2009 -
I need an alternative to Gmail that does pop3 without SSL, and won't expire after so many days of inactivity. [more inside]
posted by almostmanda
on Dec 18, 2008 -
How do I get my work POP3 account at home to have the same content (emails) as my work computer in Outlook? [more inside]
posted by Mr_Crazyhorse
on Nov 2, 2008 -
I'm having a great deal of trouble receiving my University email in Outlook 2000. My University uses Google Apps, which allows me to use Gmail as my webmail service, but does not assign me a Google or Gmail account. The domain of my email address is myuniversity
.edu, not gmail.com. For this reason, Outlook does not recognize the username and password that I use to log into my email (through my university's website). I have tried following gmail's tutorial
(complicated by the fact that they don't offer one for Outlook 2000) with no success. I've tried reporting my incoming mail server as both pop.gmail.com and pop.myuniversity
.edu. Any ideas? Did I miss any important info?
posted by i_am_a_fiesta
on Sep 23, 2008 -
Is there a perl/shellscripted way to automatically check a pop3 account and copy new messages directly into a specified IMAP folder? I've already set up a "forwarding rule" that sort of does this, but if there's a more direct way to accomplish it, that would be cool...
posted by idontlikewords
on Oct 31, 2006 -
How do employees of a new start-up send email (from their home PCs) which appears to come from firstname.lastname@example.org? [more inside]
posted by freston
on Aug 14, 2006 -
What Linux distro should i use to replace an old exchange 5.5 sever and just provide pop3/smtp services [more inside]
posted by daveyt
on Apr 7, 2006 -
I need to allow a few people to access our mail server using Outlook from outside the building. They use OWA yet do not like having to use a web page to do this (yeah, I know...).
I thought of setting up POP3 but am not sure what ports I need to open on the firewall (110, 25 do not seem to cut it).
What is the functional difference between POP3 and IMAP and is either one better/easier to setup? (File folder sharing would be an optional objective).
Microsoft's KB system sucks...any other useful articles out there?
posted by SparkyPine
on Aug 2, 2005 -
I have a domain name "x" hosted by Cedant and get lots of email there. I also have qwest.net dsl service at home. I want to get my domain name email in outlook express at home. I know to do this I need access to a POP3 server from Qwest.net (right?). Qwest wants an extra $20 a month over the $50 I pay for DSL for this (thieves!) How can I get the mail from my domain host to my outlook express for free (ie is there a free POP3 server or something that allows me to bypass Qwest and the $20 shakedown?)
posted by limitedpie
on May 6, 2005 -
I have two pop3 e-mail accounts (ISP and university), and I want to automatically forward all mail I receive in these accounts to my Gmail address. Is there a way to do this? [more inside]
posted by kaufmajm
on Apr 21, 2005 -
Say you've got a domain and a server, but the account didn't come with any POP3 setup. Assuming you're not going to abandon that hosting provider for one reason or another, what's the best 3rd party POP account provider? And is this a huge headache?
posted by paul_smatatoes
on Dec 12, 2004 -
I've got a disused email account that I haven't used for about a year. I used to get quite a bit of spam, so I imagine it's clogged. For reasons to tedious to explain, I think an email I need to read has been mistakenly sent there. When I try to log on (via a POP3 server, which is the only option) my email program crashes. Are there any programs which do a good job of accessing clogged accounts?
posted by ascullion
on Sep 18, 2004 -
I'm running Outlook 2003 (I have to! Not a choice!) and I need to now convert from POP3 to IMAP seamlessly. It seems like whenever I try to do it my old e-mail is in the Personal Folder section and it creates a new IMAP folder. This is unacceptable! I want everything to look generally like it is, and do it without exporting a PST and reimporting and all such nonsense. [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on Jun 3, 2004 -
I need to find an ADA-compliant webmail interface. I'd prefer a free option that will allow POP3 and (preferrably) IMAP access. Hotmail is not an option since they no longer allow access to external POP boxes and Yahoo is out because of spam. Any suggestions?
posted by answergrape
on Jan 20, 2004 -