How To Switch Your Account To Gmail

By | May 12, 2013 · 0 comments

Here is an advice for loyal AOL e-mail account users, you  might consider giving Gmail a shot. Gmail, like Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail,  is a web based email client, but it is important to note that it is speedy and effective as compared to other clients. The space that your email provides is a crucial factor as everyone needs it to save important emails and the attachments that come with them, so this requirement is fulfilled as Gmail imparts more space and advanced spam protection. It comes with optional instant messaging support, offline access and  email notification on your desktop. Other features include video chat, automatically forwarding /deleting mails and conveniently applying labels to emails to filter them. To put a cherry on top, you can sync your Gmail account with your Android tablets and Smartphones for easy downloading of apps through the very favorite Play Store. It provides free POP and IMAP, to elaborate; it is used by desktop mail readers in order recover messages. It uses programs like Apple Mail and Outlook to check the Gmail account. Corresponding Google competitors, would  charge for the  POP facility or would be unable to offer it.  IMAP  is the favored protocol for people  who have to use multiple computers or devices  to access their email.

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It is quite common to have more than one email address nowadays, you may like to consider Gmail’s multiple inboxes utility and make good use of the its services  which provide an incredixle way to manage your mail.

It is not surprising that a lot of people do not like change, but if the change is for your ultimate convenience then it is worth it. Shifting Gmail is an easy and effortless process and  the service strives to make it as straightforward as possible. So, if are already convinced to give Gmail a chance, then sign up for the Gmail account and return to follow this step-by-step guide below:

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It is quite understood that you would like to transfer your  old email messages to your new account. You can successfully import your important mail into Gmail given the fact that you have not already deleted them from the server. For further reference, the messages can be stored in the new account whereas you would receive new messages at the Gmail address.

Step No.1:  click on to the “Settings” menu and choose “Accounts”, under this heading you would find “Check mail from other accounts (using POP3),” select “Add a POP3 mail account you own.”

Step No. 2: Type in the email address of the account you want to import from which would be your old email address.

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Step 3: the system would ask the password for your e-mail account from which the mail is being transferred, along with the e-mail provider’s port number and POP server name. For instance, the POP server for Comcast’s is “”, and for AOL it is “”. Once you have entered the relevant details,  Gmail would conveniently  enter the settings of the identified providers , but if you face any troubles in this regard, get back to your provider to ensure that  the settings you entered are accurate.

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