When you start using a different email account, your previous account usually contains email you'd like to keep - and may continue to receive email you'd like to see. If you've used a "
@bathspa.org" account, set your Gmail account to fetch email from your that. If it's an email account from another provider this should work from any account that supports the pop mail protocol that this needs.
You set up 'Mailfetcher' from within your gmail account.
Log in to your Bath Spa Gmail account and select its settings - the 'Cog' at top right.
Select that cog and then Gmail's 'Mail settings'. You'll see a number of tabs, select 'Accounts' and then the section 'Get mail from other accounts'.
@bathspa.org" account, it provides "
pop3.live.com" as the name for the mail server. Check that this has worked:
(You'll need to provide your password for your "
@bathspa.org" account. Also, while 'Mailfetcher' needs pop enabled on the account from which you'll fetch mail, your "
@bathspa.org" account has pop enabled by default.)
If you have a postgrad account with an email address of the sort
@live.bathspa.ac.uk, 'Mailfetcher' will again need you to provide your username and password for that account - and these server settings.
Look at the screenshot above and you'll see four checkboxes for additional settings, here's guidance:
@bathspa.org" account. If you tend to delete things by accident, tick it - your other email account will then retain copies of messages that are forwarded to your Bath Spa gmail account.
@bathspa.org" account will not show up in your inbox - you'll find them with the label you've set in the previous option though ...
Once this is set up, mail from other accounts will be fetched by your Gmail account and you can check everything in one place.
You may need to take a copy of your email, e.g. when you move to a new employer.
If you find that this doesn't work and you get a 'Try again later' message, do not wait and try later, instead, on the receiving account, when setting up mail fetcher, uncheck 'Leave a copy of the message on the server.' That's counter intuitive - the 'leave messages on server' is actually controlled by a similar mailfetcher setting on the account from which you'll be downloading the messages - and at the time of writing the two settings, if they conflict, break 'Mailfetcher' completely.
If you've another account that does not 'Do' 'pop' email, an alternative is to set up a forwarding rule within that account - you'll need to seek out the precise way it works for any particular account, but most have a mechanism that allows you to forward mail to another account.
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Words found on a door lintel in the garden of a house in the Cretan village of Argiroupolis.
The lintel is a fragment from the city state Lappa, which occupied the same site.
Fifteen hundred years later, when you use the web, from time to time you might well feel that the author was on to something. And if you work with particle physics, you'll know he was ...