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Here are instructions on how to send email from any POP3 account via GMail. The advantages of GMail are they offer huge online storage and as with any webmail you do not need to have any mail software installed and can get to your email from any computer with an Internet connection. You’ll need your email address, user name, password and incoming POP3 mail server.

  1. Log in to GMail
  2. Click Settings
  3. Click Accounts and Import
  4. Click Add POP3 email account
  5. Enter your email address in the popup box and click Next Step
  6. For Username enter your full email address
  7. For Password enter your password
  8. For POP server enter your mail server address, leaving the Port as it is
  9. Check the box Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server
  10. Check the box Label incoming messages—the other two checkboxes should be unchecked
  11. Click Add Account
  12. If you see a red error message check that the details are correct otherwise choose the Yes checkbox and then Next Step
  13. Enter your name and click Next Step
  14. Click Send through Gmail (easier to set up) and then Next Step
  15. Click Send Verification
  16. Close the window, wait a few moments and check your GMail inbox for a verification email
  17. Click the link in the email and you can now send email as that account

Now when you send email there will be a dropdown menu allow you to choose between your new account and your Gmail one. You can tell which emails were sent to your new account as they will be labeled differently.

Tim Bennett is a Leeds-based web designer from Yorkshire. He has a First Class Honours degree in Computing from Leeds Metropolitan University and currently runs his own one-man web design company, Texelate.