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Article No. 124 February 10, 2007

Gmail introduces Mail Fetcher

Gmail, after going public, has silently introduced a new feature that definitely adds great value to the world’s already most popular web based mail service. Gmail’s Mail Fetcher now allows you to receive mail from up to 5 non-Gmail accounts, be that Yahoo! Mail or any other POP enabled account. The best, just got better.

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Thank you!

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Really interesting post.

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Great stuff!

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That's great! Where can I get more information?

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That's exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!

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Thank you for your advice!

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This handbag is so unique, andreplica handbags
replica bags I never see it’s sold in the stores, where did you get this one please?

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I currently use alias address’ from a bunch of different domains. They all go to my Gmail account in which I approved them, thus making me able to send/reply from another address than my Gmail.

How is this new feature different?

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Lasse: Up until now, in order to retrieve email from other non-Gmail accounts, you’d first have to forward the email to your Gmail account. Then you probably would want to setup some sort of filter in order to label the emails based on the account from where they arrived.
With the Mail Fetcher all you do is tell Gmail to fetch your email from any account that supports POP.

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Yes, I know there’s a technical difference. But I guess the end result is exactly the same.

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I keep getting this for using my Yahoo account:

“Server denied POP3 access for the given username and password.

Show error details Server returned error: “invalid user/password”“

Anyone getting something similar? I did just login to Yahoo Mail without any problems too.

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“the world’s already most popular web based mail service”

Where did you get this bullshit from?

Yahoo Mail – 250m users
Live Hotmail – 228m
Gmail – 51m

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Gmail might only have 51m users but guess what if you use Yahoo or Hotmail you are supporting PORN...That’s right folks Yahoo is the worse for PORN...So stop using Yahoo and get a better email system such as Gmail.

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i keep getting the same wrong password email but i’m able to log into yahoo mail with no problem

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i keep getting the same wrong password email but i’m able to log into yahoo mail with no problem

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Gmail might only have 51m users but guess what if you use Yahoo or Hotmail you are supporting PORN...That’s right folks Yahoo is the worse for PORN...So stop using Yahoo and get a better email system such as Gmail.

25
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“the world’s already most popular web based mail service”

Where did you get this bullshit from?

Yahoo Mail – 250m users
Live Hotmail – 228m
Gmail – 51m

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28

I keep getting this for using my Yahoo account:

“Server denied POP3 access for the given username and password.

Show error details Server returned error: “invalid user/password”“

Anyone getting something similar? I did just login to Yahoo Mail without any problems too.

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Yes, I know there’s a technical difference. But I guess the end result is exactly the same.

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Lasse: Up until now, in order to retrieve email from other non-Gmail accounts, you’d first have to forward the email to your Gmail account. Then you probably would want to setup some sort of filter in order to label the emails based on the account from where they arrived.
With the Mail Fetcher all you do is tell Gmail to fetch your email from any account that supports POP.

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26

I currently use alias address’ from a bunch of different domains. They all go to my Gmail account in which I approved them, thus making me able to send/reply from another address than my Gmail.

How is this new feature different?