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Gmail™ in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself, Second Edition by Michael Miller

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Lesson 15. Setting Up Gmail for Other Email Accounts

In this lesson, you learn how to configure Gmail to receive email from other email accounts—and how to receive Gmail messages with other email programs.

Using Gmail to Retrieve Email from Other Accounts

You can use Gmail to fetch messages from any POP email account. This enables you to access your POP email when you’re on the road—or just use the single Gmail interface for all your email management.

Note: POP and IMAP

Gmail is a web-based email service. Non-web email uses one of two similar technologies to send and receive messages. POP (Post Office Protocol) is the older and simpler of the two technologies. Many Internet service providers use the newer IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) ...

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