The Cornerplay: Switching from Outlook to Gmail

By Jeffrey Yuwono ยท 7 replies
Sep 25, 2014
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img alt="" src="" /></p> <p>Today I&#39;ll refer to how I recently <a href="">set up my email accounts for best efficiency</a> leveraging one service you probably already use:&nbsp;Gmail, but in a specific context. Let me explain.</p> <p>I have active Gmail, Yahoo and Outlook accounts as well as three IMAP accounts from my start-ups. I used Outlook (desktop client) to manage all these inboxes. The problem was that spam became uncontrollable, specifically for my three IMAP accounts and for Yahoo.</p> <p>I tried putting spam assassins at the server level; local filters at the local level; all for naught. I continued to get abused by Viagra pills, Nigerian despots, lonely women and all the other clever variations spammers use. It was overwhelming.</p> <p><a href="">Read the complete article.</a></p>[/parsehtml]
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  2. Hyrax

    Hyrax TS Enthusiast Posts: 22   +7

    Importing mails from other accounts via pop3 in gmail is checked once an hour if not manually triggered. Which is for me a lengthy time. Luckily there is a script available that automatically checks mail more often

    I have also all my emails in gmail and categorized which is really neat and I can access all the categories on different computers.
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  3. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    I use both Outlook and Gmail.
    I merged my old Hotmail account before it updated to Outlook, and already had a Gmail account. So now I have two google accounts & I prefer it this way. One is more of a decoy/backup I use on my tablet for my smaller Clash of Clans village and usage of Facebook (regrettingly) while my Outlook account is my main account synced on my S4 (Snapdragon 600 @ 1.9GHz/Adreno 320) with my main Clash of Clans village.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2014
  4. Have you tried Inky Mail? It does smart similar to gmail but handles all your accounts without the security and privacy implications of forwarding all your mail through Google's servers.
  5. I've been using Thunderbird (the Firefox of email programs) for a while now and love it. I don't trust these online email places.
  6. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    I use Thunderbird for all my emails and my companies email accounts. Some computers are linked to only one of our email accounts, others 3-4. Thunderbird's Unified folder view works great for this. You can view all the emails from all the accounts at once. When replying, Thunderbird automatically selects the outgoing account as the one it was received on or you can manually change it.

    We also use Thunderbird's tagging system extensively to keep track of where orders are in the production process. Works wonderfully!

    I actually have all our spam filters turned off so they don't grab customers jobs. I run a copy center and we get a lot of print request that say something like "Copies - print 2 john 555-555" and that will all be in the subject line, nothing in the body. Spam filters always seem to grab these and flag them. So we wade through the spam manual, and use Thunderbird's message filtering options some to help with common spam.
  7. ChromeShine

    ChromeShine TS Rookie Posts: 37

    Thunderbird is an email client and not a service provider.

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