Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Forward Hotmail

A friend of mine had been trying to setup his Gmail account to retrieve messages from his Hotmail inbox, and kept encountering an error. I did manage to sort it out for him and then thought, might as well share it here, incase someone else might need the information.

In case you didn't know it by now, the FREE ACCOUNTS of Hotmail don't support POP3. That's why, the user gets an error message when he tries to setup Gmail to retrieve messages from their Hotmail inbox.

To do that, you would require POP3.

Either ways, I am sure the ones who NEEDED this probably have figured out a work around. but for those of you who haven't, here is an option.

The setup file is less than 600 KB and once installed, will enable you to retrieve mail from your account and forward the same mail to any other account. The first time the program forwards an email for you, it will give you a pop up reminding you that the software is free and also that you should check there WHATS NEW section, for updates. THIS IS A ONE TIME MESSAGE ONLY.

The program stays in your system tray and you can set the time interval for the program to check for new mails.

I tried it out.. and it works. Messages from my hotmail are being forwarded to my gmail account.

I am not saying this is the only way to achieve this, and neither am I saying it's a necessity to have this, (honestly, how hard is it to check another account?). All I am saying is, it's one of the options.

1 Opinions:

Sigma said...

Though as you say, it is not the only way to achieve this, or may be not even necessary to do this, but might turn up handly for some specific reason. So thanks for sharing it.