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consolidate email accounts w/ email client?

by ATP-1 / February 8, 2012 4:41 PM PST

I understand that it is possible to consolidate numerous webmail accounts from assorted providers via one provider and a single email/webmail account.

However, is this also possible w/ a (non-webmail) email client?

If so, how is this done?

Thanks.

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Email Forwarding.
by KenHusveg / February 8, 2012 5:08 PM PST

The easiest way to go is to forward all email accounts to one main account. Depending on your situation this would be a start. Go to your non web based online email server for that part.

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Re: server
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 8, 2012 5:18 PM PST
In reply to: Email Forwarding.

Ken, how do you mean?

An e-mail server is just a program that runs at some provider and (apart from sending) does not much more than waiting for an incoming mail and - when that arrives - put it in an something called an 'inbox'.

Then you can have a look in that inbox in three possible ways:
1. Via a webbrowser (like Internet Explorer)
2. Via an imap email client
3. Via a pop3 email client
The last one, moreover, copies mail from the inbox maintained at providers server to your local hard disk. It's somewhat confusing that there's an inbox there also.

Kees

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Forwarding works fine.
by KenHusveg / February 8, 2012 5:36 PM PST
In reply to: Re: server

I have an ISP, 2 Companies, 1 website and 2 webmail accounts forwarded to one account right now. This works great. I just changed Companies Jan 1 in 30 days my old Company email address is done. By then I'll have all essential email readdressed. If and when I decide to cancel any of the other accounts I already have any crucial email setup to my main account.

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Just to add...
by KenHusveg / February 8, 2012 5:20 PM PST
In reply to: Email Forwarding.

Go to HotMail, Gmail, Yahoo, etc email accounts and setup a forwarding address to the account you want to use. Of course any ISPs will have a webmail server you can go to and setup forwording as well. Any Company email you will probably have to get IT to set it up for you.

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Re: accounts
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 8, 2012 5:11 PM PST

Can you explain what you mean with:
- consolidate accounts via one account
- do that with an email client
and how you do that with webmail accounts (it seems you understand, I don't)

Kees

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consolidate email accounts w/ email client?
by ATP-1 / February 12, 2012 9:56 AM PST
In reply to: Re: accounts

Here I believe consolidation refers to that stated by Ken, being email forwarding to the one account.

The email client I refer to is that which deals with email-incoming, outgoing, filtering, depositing onto your hard disk-and that is not webmail. This is how I understand it in any case.

This email client is also meant to be able to deal with both types of email: webmail, and that generated by something like outlook or thunderbird or the bat.

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