Monday, February 2, 2009

litsupport summary for the week ending on 02/01/09

A lot of important and useful information is posted to litsupport each week. The following is a distilled summary, in the form of questions and answers.

Q. Accessing Yahoo and Google Email Accounts?
  • For Gmail set up Outlook with an IMAP connection. This is better than POP3 because it will translate the "labels" in Gmail to folders in Outlook. It also enables you to selectively download messages based on those labels. POP3 does not offer this functionality at all- all messages would just download to the inbox in Outlook. Step-by-step to set up IMAP in various mail clients. Yahoo offers POP3 access only and requires a paid account;
  • GMail Backup;
  • Fetchmail and fetchYahoo;
  • Be mindful of the Storage Communications Act, verify having the rights to use the user name, password. and obtained information.
This summary from the Litsupport Group postings created by the wonderful and talented members of the group has been culled by Mark Kerzner and edited by Aline Bernstein.

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