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Old 09-29-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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Smile Email Hosts--what are they please?


Hello..my question is , don't want to use any of the free spam infested email providers around, quite happy to pay a small amount for this.
With Email Hosting, do you have to have, say Gmail or Thunderbird or any email accounts, then use POP or the other one Imap?
Trying to get my head around it, having to use something else to forward mail to Email hosts.
Googled it, but doesn't make me understand it any better.

Thank you if somebody could assist in this, like basic rundown.

New person to Linux..using Mepis 11, Ubuntu 12.04lts,Kubuntu.but soon want to use only Debian..
Cheers
Biff..locale Aust
 
Old 09-29-2013, 07:41 PM   #2
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Most email providers will provide you with a web interface, and pop/imap access that you can use with a local email client, such as thunderbird, apple mail, outlook, or a billion others.

It's important to separate the email server (such as gmail, hotmail, yahoo mail...free or paid, doesn't matter) from the email client (thunderbird, apple mail, outlook, etc). The server hosts your email and handles sending/receiving. The local client just downloads your incoming emails from the server and uploads outgoing emails to the server.
 
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:51 PM   #3
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you can easily map gmail or yahoomail to your mail server for sending and receiving purposes and for spam filtering there are many ways to do that.
 
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:10 AM   #4
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POP and IMAP are the protocols you will need to consider for your client.

POP - Post Office Protocol - will get all the email from your server and load it to client.

IMAP - Internet Message Access Protocol - allows user to setup an email account as long as you have username and password.

let's say, you have 1 Ipad, 1 Samsung Galaxy, 1 Android Phone, 1 Laptop and 1 Desktop - IMAP is away to go. Because the mails are always on the server that enables the user to configure on multiple devices.

if you already have a domain and you want your gmail account to forward to your own email domain, check out link below:
Forward mail to another account
https://support.google.com/mail/answer/10957?hl=en
 
  


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