[Techtalk] can i use gmail like imap?

Michelle Murrain michelle at murrain.net
Wed Oct 12 00:22:59 UTC 2011

Yes. See:


The one caveat is that if you use gmail to send out mail for 
me at domain.com, the "from" or "sender" header (I forget which) will look 
like: me at domain.com (on behalf of me at gmail.com). So if you use 
thunderbird or another mail client, make sure to use your domain.com 
SMTP server. (That is, if you care. Sometimes you might not.)


On 10/11/2011 5:10 PM, Carla Schroder wrote:
> Question for Gmail users: can I use Gmail like IMAP? Suppose I have two
> existing email addresses, me at domain.com and metoo at domain.com. I want to keep
> these because they are my business addresses. So can I use a single Gmail
> account as my central mail store and forward to and from these addresses? And
> people sending and receiving mail from me don't see anything different?
> I'm trying to think of a way to set up a friend who is getting her POP mail on
> three different devices. It used to work OK when her mail volume was low, then
> she made smart use of 'leave messages on server' to keep it synchronized. And
> she wants a central address book. IMAP is an option, but it has its drawbacks,
> so I'm dreaming up various options.
> thanks!
> Carla
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Michelle Murrain
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