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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?


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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.


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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)


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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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