Re: Strategies for handling multiple e-mail systems and accounts?

Subject: Re: Strategies for handling multiple e-mail systems and accounts?
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 12:58:12 -0400

I second the use of your own domain. You can redirect POP accounts
through them, or elect not to ever use ISP-provided email and just use
your domain's accounts.

I have a ISP account that I never check or use. I'd set it up years
ago when I bought my house and quickly decided that, given I'm rarely
checking email from home, it was just easier to not use it. I use
Gmail most often. I have all mailing lists through Gmail with messages
auto-filtered and archived (unread) based on each list's subject
preface or sending address.

I actually have 2 Gmail accounts; one for professional use, and one
for social. I did this after a few "oops, wrong list" messages that
went out. I also have a Yahoo Mail account that I've had seemingly
forever (carried over from Rocketmail before Yahoo bought them).

I also have some of my own domain accounts set up but I haven't
switched over to using them yet. I need about a day of no
responsibility (heh, how cold is it in Hell right now?) to really do
my due diligence to move subscriptions and send notices regarding
change of contact from Gmail to those accounts.

As far as aggregators, my iPhone receives all, and leaves messages on
the respective servers. I've yet to set up a multi-account install of
Thunderbird (I'm not paying for Outlook, and Express has its own
issues) and though I've not looked recently, I haven't found a good
online aggregator. Because I'm mobile for much of the day, the iPhone
solution works fairly well for now. And of course, Gmail and Yahoo
Mail are available from any internet-connected computer.

Thanks for your post though. It's reminded me that I DO need to make
the switch from Gmail to my own domain, at least for professional
purposes.

Bill

On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 12:21 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> Pretty much, yes.  If you use Outlook or Outlook Express you configure each mail account separately, then create filters to  move incoming mail from the inbox to specified folders.  Thunderbird will create separate inboxes for each account.
>
> If you choose one system to be the "master," then you can configure all your others to leave copies of mail you don't delete on the host server and they'll remain there until the "master" downloads them.  Or you can use a file synch utility to compare the mailbox files on different systems and and update as needed.
>
> If you set up your own domain you can create email addresses that are not dependent on your internet provider and don't change when you switch from one to another.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
> ------- Original Message -------
> On 7/8/2010  3:52 PM McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:
> What is your strategy for quickly jumping from one account
> or provider to another, from your desktop, and not have
> it all blur?
>
> Can most mail readers be configured to poll multiple providers
> from multiple profiles/identities and download the incoming
> to separate inboxes that are also seprate file/directory
> structures?
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