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In the interest of eventually eliminating a physical machine from my home network and not having mail be “down” when my power goes out, I'm moving, etc., I decided to make this changeover. Not only does this grant you email access, you can also add a calendar, docs and other Google stuff to this email account. If you already have a gmail account, things will look and be identical in functionality to that.
If you are using POP or IMAP in a desktop mail client like Thunderbird or Outlook, you can continue to do that, but you will have to make some configuration changes (those are detailed in Desktop Clients) and enable POP/IMAP via the web once you log in to the new interface.
Here is a table of all the important info you will need during this transition.
|New Usernameemail@example.com||Your username is just your email address.|
|New Password||Emailed to you||You should have received your new password in an email prior to the actual transition. If not, email firstname.lastname@example.org for it|
|New Webmail Location||mail.yourdomain.com||This is just “mail.” followed by whatever your email domain is. Ex.: If you are email@example.com, the webmail is located at http://mail.splitstreams.com|
|New IMAP Server||imap.googlemail.com|
|IMAP Port||993||This is the standard IMAP SSL port|
|IMAP SSL||Yes||Make sure you have SSL enabled for the connection|
|New POP Server||pop.googlemail.com||Editor's note: POP sucks, use IMAP|
|POP Port||995||This is the standard POP SSL port|
|POP SSL||Yes||Make sure you have SSL enabled for the connection|
|Outgoing Server||smtp.googlemail.com||This is for sending email out|
|Outgoing Server Usernamefirstname.lastname@example.org||Your username is just your email address|
|Outgoing Server Password|