[LUNI] gmail - kinda crappy pop support
steven.mcgrath at gmail.com
Tue Aug 8 01:40:44 CDT 2006
I had no problems popping gmail when I used it that way. However now
that I am on 3-4 diff machines a day I switched back to using the
webmail client for more consistancy. Anyway, also note that you use
gmail's smtp server, as it will properly place all your outgoing mail
in gmail's webmail as well then. This has saved my ass a number of
On 8/7/06, Brian Sobolak <brian at planetshwoop.com> wrote:
> Jay Strauss said:
> > Hi,
> > Can anyone recommend a service with similar features (large storage,
> > spam filtering...) with robust pop support?
> > I like the idea of saving every email I send or receive, I'm just don't
> > think I want to host my own email server.
> Another suggestion: don't use a MS Client. Here's a setup that might work
> that I use.
> 1) Use fetchmail to get all of your mail onto a single machine. It's well
> documented how to get it working with gmail. Then use dovecot as a simple
> IMAP server, and use whatever client you want. Use three or four clients,
> it won't matter.
> 2) Use sSMTP to relay your mail using your upstream ISP. (Use the Google
> SMTP service if you wish if you keep your gmail address.)
> Fetchmail doesn't require you to delete the mail after downloading to the
> client; it can still be stored in Google's cloud.
> I have all of this configured on Ubuntu using speakeasy, and have been
> downloading gmail for months without problem.
> Brian Sobolak
> brian @ planetshwoop.com
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