Gmail from a PC client?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Matt B, May 22, 2006.

  1. Matt B

    Matt B Guest

    Hey all,

    Does anyone know if it's possible to fix up a PC client app (such as
    Agent or Outlook) to access a Gmail account?

    If not, does anyone know of a good free email provider which you can
    access using such a client program?

    Matt
     
    Matt B, May 22, 2006
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  2. Matt B

    Trent SC Guest

    > Hey all,
    >
    > Does anyone know if it's possible to fix up a PC client app (such as
    > Agent or Outlook) to access a Gmail account?


    Yes. See gmail.com
     
    Trent SC, May 22, 2006
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  3. Matt B

    Evan Platt Guest

    Evan Platt, May 22, 2006
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  4. Matt B wrote:
    > Hey all,
    >
    > Does anyone know if it's possible to fix up a PC client app (such as
    > Agent or Outlook) to access a Gmail account?
    >
    > If not, does anyone know of a good free email provider which you can
    > access using such a client program?
    >
    > Matt


    Gmail offers POP access. Free.

    Aventuremail requires a $5 initial fee, then it's free (forever, they
    say) thereafter.

    http://aventuremail.co.uk/

    Fastmail offers free IMAP, but size is limited.

    http://www.fastmail.fm/

    x-privat offers free POP email:

    http://www.x-privat.org/international.php
     
    Rhonda Lea Kirk, May 22, 2006
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  5. Matt B

    Whiskers Guest

    On 2006-05-22, Matt B <> wrote:
    > Hey all,
    >
    > Does anyone know if it's possible to fix up a PC client app (such as
    > Agent or Outlook) to access a Gmail account?
    >
    > If not, does anyone know of a good free email provider which you can
    > access using such a client program?
    >
    > Matt


    Try a web search; eg
    <http://uk.search.yahoo.com/search?fr=fp-pull-web-t-2&p=free POP email&
    ei=ISO-8859-1> or <http://makeashorterlink.com/?O29C1352D>.

    Naturally, if you aren't paying a fee for the service, there will sooner
    or later be adverts for you or your recipients to gaze at and admire.

    One possible method in the UK, may be to set up a PAYG 'free' dial-up ISP
    account, just for the sake of the included email address. You can usually
    receive incoming emails using your POP client from any ISP connection;
    sending with that address in the From header can often be done by setting
    up your client to use the SMTP server of the ISP you are actually
    connected to the internet by. Alternatively, you may be able to
    'authenticate' using you username and password for the PAYG account and
    use their SMTP server for sending. As long as you actually use the PAYG
    dial-up connection occasionally, to keep it 'active', the email account is
    virtually free. You also get a handy back-up internet access for when yor
    usual ISP connection isn't working :))

    --
    -- ^^^^^^^^^^
    -- Whiskers
    -- ~~~~~~~~~~
     
    Whiskers, May 22, 2006
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  6. Matt B

    Matt B Guest

    On Mon, 22 May 2006 14:50:12 -0400, "Rhonda Lea Kirk"
    <> wrote:

    >Matt B wrote:
    >> Hey all,
    >>
    >> Does anyone know if it's possible to fix up a PC client app (such as
    >> Agent or Outlook) to access a Gmail account?
    >>
    >> If not, does anyone know of a good free email provider which you can
    >> access using such a client program?
    >>
    >> Matt

    >
    >Gmail offers POP access. Free.
    >
    >Aventuremail requires a $5 initial fee, then it's free (forever, they
    >say) thereafter.
    >
    >http://aventuremail.co.uk/
    >
    >Fastmail offers free IMAP, but size is limited.
    >
    >http://www.fastmail.fm/
    >
    >x-privat offers free POP email:
    >
    >http://www.x-privat.org/international.php
    >


    Thanks all. That's very helpful.

    Matt
     
    Matt B, May 22, 2006
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