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Re: [tlug] Email forwarding

On 2022-01-30 05:06, Darren Cook wrote:
Jim wrote:
Instead of forwarding the email to Gmail, have you considered delivering
it to a POP3/IMAP server and having Gmail fetch it from there? I use

How do you do this? You have a public IP server running a POP3 server?
Then do you tell gmail to regularly poll it, giving gmail the
username/password of the user on that server?

Yes. I use Dovecot for my IMAP and POP3 server, most of which I read locally but some is filtered into a mailbox for Gmail to fetch. Gmail repeatedly (although not with an obvious constant period; sometimes once an hour, sometimes more) checks for new mail which it fetches/ingests. I use a Gmail filter rule to apply a distinctive label or two to mail that takes this route.
  Settings > Accounts and Import > Check mail from other accounts

Since you can get Gmail to poll multiple accounts, I also use it to fetch email sent to the mail address provided by my ISP which consists of the monthly statement and pleas for me to contract more services.
Jim Tittsler  7J1AJH/ZL2IA/AI8A  Ito, Shizuoka     GPG: 0x01159DB6
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