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Topic # 112243 2-Dec-2012 08:41 Send private message

A friend with Orcon has recently purchased a tablet and it is my understanding that IMAP is preferable to POP where multiple devices (Laptop, Tablet etc) are in use.
My question is, how and where is the email account changed? Is this something you have to get Orcon to do for you or is it a procedure that can be done on their website or is it a change you make in your email application?
Thanks.

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  Reply # 725659 2-Dec-2012 08:50 Send private message

I don't know about Orcon specifically but in many cases you just tell your email client to use IMAP. Sometimes this also involves changing the server address from pop.isp.net to imap.isp.net.



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  Reply # 725660 2-Dec-2012 08:53 Send private message

OK, sounds simple, thanks.

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  Reply # 725668 2-Dec-2012 09:20 Send private message

And port number to 143






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  Reply # 725670 2-Dec-2012 09:22 Send private message

Will do, thanks.

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  Reply # 725698 2-Dec-2012 11:04 Send private message

Have you not considered moving to a gmail account and having all the other accounts either forward to the gmail or use gmails pop access to pull the emails from the various accounts to the gmail account.

That way all emails are in one place, all can be accessed simultaneously from multiple devices, and you dont have to worry about backing emails up. If you validate each account you can have the gmail account appear to send from any of the verified email accounts.

If you go down this path and there is a iOS device as one or some of the devices using the account make sure you dont select Apples daft directive when setting up a gmail account, which infact is just an imap to gmail, rather use the microsoft exchange option and it will be properly pushed to the iOS device including calenders and contacts. Obviously Android devices just natively connect.

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  Reply # 725703 2-Dec-2012 11:28 Send private message

Trying to talk her into using gmail, a slow process. Frown

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  Reply # 725723 2-Dec-2012 12:30 Send private message

I was going to write almost exactly what Cyril said.

Gmail makes everything better.

It's like bacon.




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  Reply # 725849 2-Dec-2012 19:12 Send private message

peejayw: Trying to talk her into using gmail, a slow process. Frown


Whats she afraid off, a big anonymous corporate snooping on what she is upto, sorry that horse long since bolted.

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  Reply # 725850 2-Dec-2012 19:18 Send private message

cyril7:
peejayw: Trying to talk her into using gmail, a slow process. Frown


Whats she afraid off, a big anonymous corporate snooping on what she is upto, sorry that horse long since bolted.

Cyril


I see a lot of people putting all their data with people they aren't contractually linked to e.g. Gmail. It may all go pear shaped and I wonder what those people will be saying then?







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  Reply # 726256 3-Dec-2012 15:47 Send private message

No, she prefers Outlook on her laptop :-(  

So if we change her mail account to IMAP and port to 143 using Outlook, will her mail still be available for Gmail to pick up and display on the tablet as well if we have set Gmail to poll the Orcon account?

Not sure if that sounds very clear.

Required scenario...............

User fires up laptop and checks and receives mail using Outlook. 30 minutes later she fires up tablet and checks mail using Gmail.

Question, will the mail that Outlook received be also received by Gmail?

Its important that mail is duplicated across the two devices and I appreciate that the easiest way is to just use Gmail but at the moment she wants to keep using Outlook on the laptop.

Thanks.

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  Reply # 726262 3-Dec-2012 15:53 Send private message

Hi, yes if you IMAP sync outlook to the gmail account you will get what you are after, but if you want real a seemless sync between all then you need a Google apps account that will cost around $50/yr, then you can sync Outlook to Gmail as if it were an Exchange server, that way all things sync in outlook, this includes calender and contacts.

If you want a paid apps account I run a couple of google apps domains for that purpose, just PM me.

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  Reply # 726275 3-Dec-2012 16:10 Send private message

cyril7: if you want real a seemless sync between all then you need a Google apps account that will cost around $50/yr, then you can sync Outlook to Gmail as if it were an Exchange server, that way all things sync in outlook, this includes calender and contacts. 

Cyril


Doesn't the standard free gmail support active sync?

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  Reply # 726291 3-Dec-2012 16:25 Send private message

Hi, no its only supported by the Google Apps version and only the fully paid version not the free <5users google apps version

https://support.google.com/a/users/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=153871

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