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Weather forecast

FAS webmail, gmail, forwarding and POP3


As you might be aware, webmail at fas is not forwarding properly. It omits emails once a while. On the other side, it is still the best solution due to the speed, spamfilter and overall integration, but it can be enhanced by POP3. Following is my solution.

Log into and in Settings go to mail forwarding. Insert your gmail address.

In your gmail mailbox, you can filter messages that were sent to your harvard address (“Filter messages like this”). You can skip Inbox, you can apply label “harvard,” do as you wish. Then in Settings go to Accounts and Imports, Check mail from other accounts (using POP3), and add new account. It almost automatically sets up everything. I download everything to my gmail account (and use IMAP it to my computer using Mozilla Thunderbird with GPG).

You get your emails immediately by forwarding, but if Harvard’s webmail forgets to send it (at least twice a month in my case), you get the email anyway.

Btw, you can send emails from gmail as if they were sent from THIS WILL BE EXPANDED: In   Setting, Accounts, Add Account, change SMTP to…

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