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GMail to access POP Accounts

  1. Login to Gmail account.
  2. Click on Settings link on the top right corner.
  3. Go to Accounts tab.
  4. Click on Add Another Mail Account link under Get Mail From Other Accounts section.
  5. In the pop-up web page, enter the email address and then click on Next Step.
  6. Configure the mail settings
  7. Tick the check box for Always Use a Secure Connection (SSL) When Retrieving Mail option.
  8. Other options that are optional, and can be configured are:
    • Leave a Copy of Retrieved Message on the Server. (Do not set this is you are not checing the mail account with another email application which will clear the mail off the server.)
    • Label Incoming Messages with an Identity (move to a folder).
    • Archive Incoming Messages (Skip the Inbox).
  9. Click Add Account button when done.
  10. Choose to use Gmail to send email from your other email address. To do so, just continue to complete the wizard, and verify by clicking on the confirmation link sent to the Hotmail Inbox (which should now appear in Gmail Inbox after a while as POP3 will now be working to retrieve and download all received mails).