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POP3 AND Email Forwarding together.

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by slobizman, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. slobizman

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    In my gmail account I was retrieving emails from my hosted email address via POP3. And I had that email address forwarding to my gmail address as well. My web host said I should remove the forwarding and just do the pop3. I did and the problem with this is that now I have to wait for gmail to check for messages, which is about every 15 minutes. When I had forwarding on, I got them immediately. Now the host says I can put the forwarding back on. LOL.

    Question, is there any downside to doing both POP3 and email forwarding together? And will the emails still not be stored in my web hosting account if I add back the forwarding?
     
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    Hello :)

    You could forward the emails and setup POP3 in GMail, but you will receive duplicate emails. The messages are removed from the server if you download them via POP3.

    Thank you.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Interestingly, when I previously had POP3 and forwarding going on simultaneously, I never received duplicate emails.

    P.S. Great forum, glad to have found it!
     
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    Google might have a filter that automatically removes the duplicate emails. I am happy to see that you find our forums here useful.

    Thanks!
     
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