How to Use POP3 to Forward Mail

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If you have multiple email accounts with different providers, it can be difficult to log into each account every day to check your mail. POP3 forwarding allows emails from various accounts to be forwarded to an e-mail client such as Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express or Thunderbird. Popular email providers such as Hotmail, Yahoo! and Gmail allow for POP3 forwarding. Using the following settings, you can set up your desktop mail client to receive messages from your online mail providers.

POP3 Forwarding From a Hotmail Account

  • Log into your Hotmail email account and make sure POP3 forwarding is enabled.

  • Log into your mail client and open the POP3 email configuration settings.

  • Set the Incoming Mail Server (POP3) to pop3.live.com and enable logon using a Secure Password Authentication – SPA. Set the mail server port to 995.

  • Set the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) to smtp.live.com Make sure SSL is enabled and set the port to 25

POP3 Forwarding From a Yahoo! Account

  • Log into your Yahoo! email account and make sure POP3 forwarding is enabled.

  • Log into your mail client and open the POP3 email configuration settings.

  • Set the Incoming Mail Server (POP3) to pop.mail.yahoo.com and set the port to 110.

  • Set the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) to plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com and make sure SSL is enabled. Set the port to 465 and set it to use authentication.

POP3 Forwarding From a Gmail Account

  • Log into your Gmail account and make sure POP3 forwarding is enabled.

  • Log into your mail client and open the POP3 email configuration settings. Gmail uses POP3 over an SSL connection, so make sure your client supports SSL before continuing.

  • Set the Incoming Mail Server (POP3) to pop.gmail.com and enable SSL. Set the port to 995.

  • Set the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) to smtp.gmail.com or to the address provided by your Internet service provider. Make sure SSL is enabled and the port is set to 465.

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