Gmail to be available via Outlook

By Derek Sooman on November 10, 2004, 7:16 PM
I really welcomed the ability to be able to read my Hotmail from Outlook, but you'd expect nothing less given that Hotmail is Microsoft property. But I was really interested to hear today that Google are going around saying that users of its Gmail service will be able to check their e-mail via Microsoft Outlook! Google will start to roll out POP for its users over the coming weeks. Now this is great. What is also pretty spiffing is that they will likely expand the service to include certain handheld devices such as mobile phones.

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Didou said:
You mean to tell me you still use Outlook ? I would've expected Eudora, Thunderbird, heck even pine but not Outlook. Say it isn't so ?!?! :-P
Julio said:
I'm an Outlook Express user, shame on me! ;)
Nodsu said:
More like doom on you :p
Phantasm66 said:
These days, I don't really use Linux as a workstation, its more there as a development platform that I telnet to. Therefore, indeed I do read mail in Outlook Express. Its kind of virus friendly in places but you can configure for that to be less of an issue.The problem is, by making Gmail Outlook compatible (I guess through WEBDAV or something) you are effectively opening it up to the possibility of being used as part of some kind of spamming script - i.e. use GMAIL accounts from within a script to send spams to a massive list. I guess it will not be long before there are problems with spammers using GMAIL more now.
Julio said:
Google is adding complete POP support to Gmail, at least during the beta period. Once the full service goes gold this may have a cost.
Per Hansson said:
This is good, it will hopefully put pressure on Yahoo to also offer a free pop service...
Didou said:
I have free POP access with my Yahoo. ;)
Per Hansson said:
Didou; yes I know that the other domains then get free pop access...But I've had this account for so long so I do not want to switch...And if I _really_ wanted pop3 access I could just download one of the proxy services, I did run with one for a whole and it worked great... Think it was named YahooPOPs or something...
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