2006-08-29 05:46 pm (UTC)
Hm, you might be answering a different question.
Let me try again:
Of Hotmail, Yahoo, GMail, which let you suck external mail (using POP3) from another party, INTO your hotmail/yahoo/gmail account?
I've not used Hotmail since I got a clue,
Yahoo will, and probably from multiple accounts.
Yahoo does (see Options page [link in upper right-hand corner], under "Mail Addresses"), though I've never used that feature.
yahoo allows it. Cannot send though.
you can send as the account with a paid account.
Yahoo (the free UK flavour at least) will do what you require.
The settings are under Mail Options > Mail Addresses. No idea how many accounts it'll let you have at any one time.
Hotmail doesn't seem to have it, in the free UK version at least. And I don't use GMail, so can't help you there.
OH. I don't know about that. I can't think of any web-based clients like that which offer that service.
Gmail sorta does in a beta incarnation for a single domain though, through their actual domain name hosting through Gmail. That's all over the news for other reasons in the past couple days anyway, though:https://www.google.com/a/
Gmail doesn't but I do know it's one of the more common enhancement requests they get and was being considered. whether it is stil being considered, is queued for implmentation or has been rejected I don't know. Personally I think it's such an obvious good fit that they'd be insane not to implement it.
Mollymail sucks POP3 mail into a web client. Once it showed me someone else's personal email, detailing how they left their spouse.
hotmail does 3 at least. or at least they used to because I used to have it configured to.
2006-08-29 05:31 pm (UTC)
Oooh. Webmail and POP3. Two things I hate and avoid whereever possible!
Helpful as ever,
2006-08-29 05:38 pm (UTC)
I never used that, either!
2006-08-29 05:54 pm (UTC)
When I used to use Y! Mail, it did. I had three accounts configured, I don't know if that was the limit, or if I only needed three. I've since lost the password to that account (argh) so I can't get back in...
Yahoo mail will let you pull mail in. I am not sure how many you can add, i would say at least three.
Gmail doesn't look like it will let you pop mail in, and i don't know about hotmail.
I know that Yahoo does. I think it's pretty much an unlimited number of POP clients--they sort of tag the emails differently depending on which account they came from.
My MyRealBox account (that I never use) also allows it (or did, last time I used it), and I'm pretty sure it's some unlimited number.
I trust this is a problem that a .forward doesn't fix?
2006-08-29 11:47 pm (UTC)
Except when you run into old mailboxes, i.e., the mail's already been delivered.
There are several times that I wish Gmail would support inbound POP.
Last time I checked, procmail could fix this. But that's not much consolation for hosted email with a web interface to touch .forward but no way to get at a real shell. (Alternately, mutt's bounce works well. Again, no use sans shell.)
2006-08-30 12:07 am (UTC)
Think about what Brad's been posting about recently. My guess is he wants to test a POP3 implementation he wrote against popular clients.
Yeah, I've maybe been only kinda paying attention.