How to add your Email Account to Gmail

August 23, 2013     0 comments

Once you've set up Mail Fetcher, Google will check your other accounts on a regular basis, and new mail will appear automatically in Gmail. Gmail checks each account at different rates, which are based on previous attempts to fetch new messages; you can't choose the frequency.


How to set up Mail Fetcher in Gmail:
  1. Open Gmail.
  2. Click the  gear in the top right.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Open the Accounts tab.
  5. In the Check mail from other accounts (using POP3) section, click Add a POP3 mail account you own.
  6. Enter the full email address of the account you'd like to access, then click Next Step.
  7. Gmail will populate sample settings, but we recommend checking with your other provider to learn the correct server name and port. Enter your Password.
  8. Decide whether to: Leave a copy of retrieved messages on the server, Label incoming messages, Archive incoming messages
  9. Click Add Account.
  10. Once your account has been added successfully, you'll have the option of setting it as a custom From address. This allows you to compose messages in Gmail, but have them appear to be sent from your other email account. Click Yes to set up a custom From address.

When adding a new email account, you’ll be asked to supply some details. Enter them as follows:

For POP3:

Mail account type: POP3
Incoming mail server (POP): mail.your-domain.com
Port: 110
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): mail.your-domain.com
Port: 587

For IMAP:

Mail account type: IMAP
Incoming mail server (IMAP): mail.your-domain.com
Port: 143
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): mail.your-domain.com
Port: 587

Username: The username for the mailbox (full email address with @domain.com)
Password: The password for the mailbox
Make sure you choose the outgoing mail server requires authentication option.

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