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Marv
Washington, DC, US
I'm confused about POP3 mail accounts. I've read what they are & how to set one up, but don't understand WHY I'd want to set one up. I have mail at work and an AOL acct at home & my Prestwood account forwards me@mydomain.com to one or the other per my instructions. What does setting up a POP3 account do for me that I don't already have? The only thing I KNOW of that I don't have is the ability to change my outgoing email address on the fly. What I mean is when I send something from either work (outlook) or home (aol), I'd like to be able to SOMETIMES force the return address to be me@mydomain.com instead of me@work.com or me@aol.com. That sounds like a browser issue tho'. Can anyone enlighten me? Thx.
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You're correct on both accounts. Big Grin!That is that if your happy with your current pop3 account then forwarding your email to it works just fine. And, you're correct that setting up a return address on the fly is part of your email package. I use Outlook which works great for that.

Now back to the pop3 question. If you're ever unhappy with your AOL mail account, you can switch to using your own. For example, I believe email sent to AOL is limited to 2MB (at least it used to be). With your pop3 email account, you're limited to the disk storage of the plan you are on. This is just one example of why a pop3 account MAY be better.

Also, you get anywhere from 10 to 30 or more pop3 accounts with us so setting up other pop3 accounts might be a good idea. For example, you could set up a sales@yourdomain.com that several people check and reply to.

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Marv
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Thanks Mike, I'll give it a whirl.
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