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    Pushing Hotmail through GMail

    Does anyone know of a workaround? Can it be done?

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    Why?

    Hotmail is impossibly difficult to do anything with... tbh, I have now stopped using it because it is such a PITA.

    Google rocks and it now has Windows Mobile synchronisation!!! See Google Mobile - Sync

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    Yh there is a setting in options on hotmail, to forward a copy of an email to a certain address.

    Is that what your after?

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    Tried that - you get "You're only able to forward mail to a custom domain or an e-mail address that ends in hotmail.com, msn.com, or live.com. Please try again". It looks like MS will not let you forward Hotmail email to a @gmail.com account.

    The user wants to use the spamfilter in Gmail to purge the cr@p they are getting in their Hotmail account.
    Last edited by tech_guy; 13th February 2009 at 09:14 AM.

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    I seem to remember that I couldn't even forward to my own domain name from Hotmail... it had to be a Hotmail domain. Although there may have been an option to pay for the priviledge.

    Why wouldn't the luser want to just use Gmail?

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    Yeah, I've even tried it with a few domains I own with no joy. The custard wants to keep her Hottie account because that's the address on her biz cards.....

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    Suppose you could tell her to buy the domain name for her business, set up google app's (email,Docs etc), and then forward the email to that custom domain and then that should work

    James.

    Edit: If not would "getmail" be an option?
    http://www.e-eeasy.com/gmailforhotmail.aspx
    Last edited by EduTech; 13th February 2009 at 09:27 AM.

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    Theres no way of doing it I have tried a hundred different ways it so annoying microsoft don't let you do this

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    Thanks, but I've suggested that. She doesn't want to have to change all her stationery and brochures.

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    oh i dunno then sorry bud

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Thanks, but I've suggested that. She doesn't want to have to change all her stationery and brochures.
    Because it looks so professional having a Hotmail address on a business card!

    You could of course use Outlook to pull the messages from Hotmail and then auotmatically forward them to Gmail.

    Of course anyone who uses a Hotmail address on a business card, probably has a cobbled together web site with their email address in plain text... hence the huge amount of spam that they are getting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Because it looks so professional having a Hotmail address on a business card!

    You could of course use Outlook to pull the messages from Hotmail and then auotmatically forward them to Gmail.

    Of course anyone who uses a Hotmail address on a business card, probably has a cobbled together web site with their email address in plain text... hence the huge amount of spam that they are getting.
    Could be worse, could have a @Ric_ E-mail address........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Because it looks so professional having a Hotmail address on a business card!

    You could of course use Outlook to pull the messages from Hotmail and then auotmatically forward them to Gmail.

    Of course anyone who uses a Hotmail address on a business card, probably has a cobbled together web site with their email address in plain text... hence the huge amount of spam that they are getting.
    This is a woman who has a business with a £14m a year turnover so I guess she isn't very professional or successful...

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    Gmail has a 'Get mail from other accounts' option which will use pop3 access to read mail from elsewhere - might be an option ?

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