Since ATT now offers IMAP, you and anybody else undoubtedly can "choose" either POP or IMAP. If ATT does not give you the option when you create a new account, you could make the choice by the mail servers you choose.
I would really, really appreciate your posting the IMAP servers and settings.
Here are POP servers and one set of settings that work with an "@bellsouth.net" email address
Outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Use the same setting as the Incoming server
Incoming Server works on Port 995 and requires SSL encrypted connection
Your outgoing server (SMTP) works on port 465
Regarding gmail - I have over a dozen emails, so don't feel like you are the only person with a few. I don't know about have 8 separate gmail addresses. I suggest you start reading a gmail.com
- I use one gmail account to collect email from various non-gmail accounts. This is done in the settings area and gmail just checks periodically and downloads emails. You can tell the system to delete or leave email on for example bellsouth.net
I am pretty sure gmail supports aliases. So you you have Rob1@gmail as your main account, you could also have emails sent to Rob2@gmail and accept for the person sending the email everything would be just as if the email was sent to Rob1@gmail
My wife uses other features in gmail including addresses such as Linda.XYZ@gmail and Gordon.XYZ@gmail -- this kind of a setup means various people who all are at XYZ, can separately collect emails directed to in the example Linda and Gordon. I do not know what this is called or how it works. But it is covered in the help sections of gmail.
It is possible to have mail sent to a Gmail account forwarded to another email account. So you have 8 gmail accounts, you could have all 8 forwarded to say [address removed] -- if you did that, then you would only have to login to one gmail account to collect all your mail.
In short the system is very flexible and probably can do whatever you want if you look.
On Sep 26, 2011, at 4:31 PM, Robin Sherman wrote:
David, et al., I just created a new email account. This time I paid more attention. And I created an ATT.net domain name address. No where does it allow you the choice of creating a POP account or a IMAP. It does w hat it does without telling you what type of account it is. It is only when you set it up in Apple Mail that you see that it is an IMAP account or a POP account. My new email address works for now for both receiving and sending. For sending, however, it tales about 15 seconds to "gear up" to send. An annoyance, for sure.
Now all my email addresses are POP accounts except for one. Not only that, the incoming and outgoing mail servers for the IMAP address are different from all the other accounts. So is the port and SSL.
Gordon, thanks for your reply. It looks like ATT IS using IMAP now for new email addresses. Re gmail, I have 8 email addresses. Yes, 8. To have 8 addresses on gmail would mean having to log in and out for every account to check my email. Am I wrong? If not, then no thanks. That's why I use Apple Mail, so I can see all my emails without having to log in and out from account to account.
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