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Month: September 2020

Re: [trinity-users] gmail and pop

From: "William Morder via trinity-users" <trinity-users@...>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2020 20:13:30 -0700

On Wednesday 02 September 2020 13:35:32 Janek Stolarek wrote:
> Three things:
> 1. Like others have already said, you need to enable access by unsafe apps
> in Gmail account settings. See [1].
> 2. In KMail POP3 settings you might need to prefix you POP3 username with
> "recent:" (without quotes but with colon), so for example in KMail settings
> my username is entered as "recent:jwstolarek@..." (again, without
> quotes). This enables checking email by multiple mail clients (in case you
> have several machines). See [2]. Moreover, for me without the "recent:"
> prefix, instead of having access to newest emails as they come in, I would
> only see email in a batch every few hours.
Whoa! That is one cool trick! It might be general knowledge for some, but it's 
news to me, and I never found anything like that among suggestions in Gmail's 
pages, nor on other sites who offer advice on how to for Gmail. (Doesn't work 
on Zoho mail, however; just thought I'd give it a try.) At least I managed to 
clear all the old emails off the server. 

> 3. Contrary to what other said, I rarely have problems caused by logining
> in from different locations. I regularly use VPN so sometimes I'll be
> checking my email from Switzerland and 5 minutes later I'm checking it from
> Canada. I have no problems in overwhelming majority of cases.
Yeah, I was beginning to feel like some kind of shiftless pariah, banned from 
Google periodically, because I have moved from my home to the library, 15 
minutes' walk from here. 

> Janek
> [1]
> [2]

Thanks for the tip!