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Webmail POP clients [Aug. 29th, 2006|10:12 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Which webmail providers let (free) users suck down mail from other POP servers?

To be clear, which function as POP clients, not servers?

And how many accounts? 1? >1?

[User Picture]From: iamom
2006-08-29 05:25 pm (UTC)
Wow, I think this is the first post I've ever seen from you that I could contribute an answer to.

One of the nicer-looking ones, I think supports multiple accounts:

Some listed on this page:

And of course, more listed here:
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[User Picture]From: brad
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?
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[User Picture]From: topbit
2006-08-29 05:49 pm (UTC)
I've not used Hotmail since I got a clue,
Gmail doesn't
Yahoo will, and probably from multiple accounts.
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[User Picture]From: p3rlm0nk
2006-08-29 05:55 pm (UTC)
Yahoo does (see Options page [link in upper right-hand corner], under "Mail Addresses"), though I've never used that feature.
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[User Picture]From: way2tired
2006-08-29 05:56 pm (UTC)
yahoo allows it. Cannot send though.
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[User Picture]From: toast0
2006-08-30 01:35 am (UTC)
you can send as the account with a paid account.
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
2006-08-29 06:09 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: iamom
2006-08-29 06:15 pm (UTC)
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:
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[User Picture]From: stephenbooth_uk
2006-08-29 06:36 pm (UTC)
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.

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[User Picture]From: mcfnord
2006-08-29 08:29 pm (UTC)
Mollymail sucks POP3 mail into a web client. Once it showed me someone else's personal email, detailing how they left their spouse.
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[User Picture]From: notjohndavid
2006-08-29 08:47 pm (UTC)
hotmail does 3 at least. or at least they used to because I used to have it configured to.
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[User Picture]From: mart
2006-08-29 05:31 pm (UTC)

Oooh. Webmail and POP3. Two things I hate and avoid whereever possible!

Helpful as ever,
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[User Picture]From: mart
2006-08-29 05:38 pm (UTC)

I never used that, either!

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[User Picture]From: xb95
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...
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[User Picture]From: detritus
2006-08-29 06:05 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: avatraxiom
2006-08-29 06:28 pm (UTC)
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.

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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2006-08-29 10:39 pm (UTC)
I trust this is a problem that a .forward doesn't fix?
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[User Picture]From: d4b
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.
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2006-08-31 12:09 pm (UTC)
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.)
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From: evan
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.
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2006-08-31 12:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've maybe been only kinda paying attention.
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