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Forwarding Emails to Another Address

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  1. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    Here's the thing.

    I have 7 email addresses that I use at the moment

    2 Gmail
    2 Hotmail
    2 Yahoo
    1 from my website/hosting account

    Now, I'm an organization freak, so every so often I login into all of them and delete the crap/spam, check what interests me, etc...

    But I was thinking that I could somehow forward them all so that All of the emails arrive on 1 email address, if that's even possible.

    I googled it, and apparently that is possible.

    Then I sat back for a second... and thought to myself, "Could this create any problems?"

    Nothing comes to mind. I can't think of any issues that may arise from doing this...

    So I thought I'd ask here, maybe you guys can think of something that could go wrong if I do this.

    Can you think of anything?
     
  2. plonk

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    Hi mate, I use gmail for all my email needs and always set up forward.

    For every project I usually make 1 main account + ~5 related email accounts (for marketing purposes) I visit the 5 accounts rarely so I have them all set up with forward to the main account that I check daily + my personal email account (I get notifications on my phone for that) just in case I forget to check my projects account.

    For gmail you can set this up in the email setting and I believe (form memory) there was "forward" tab. Where you set all of that up. I recon for hotmail and such is pre much the same as gmail.

    I personally see no problems with it however sometime I think not all emails forward there so its a good practice to check them once in a while just to make sure all is good.
     
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  3. Asif WILSON Khan

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    I do this, you can forward all the separate accounts to one inbox or filter emails to different folders.
     
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    I have used Hotmail/Windows Live Mail since I was 10 and so while I have Gmail and other emails from domains, I have a folder for some in Hotmail, while others just forward tot he same inbox. Each to their own, but I think it makes things a lot easier and the only SLIGHT negative is that you may get fed up with a certain email always going into your inbox, but this can be solved by having a folder specifically for that email address if that makes sense?

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    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/outlook/multiple-email-accounts

    or if you want to use Gmail (which isn't bad at all)

    https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/2541991?hl=en
     
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  5. Scorpion Ghost

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    Okay, thank you guys.

    Good information.

    I was thinking of just forwarding them all to my one main email (main because I use it most). But good tip on the folder thing, I'll definitely do that. I love deep-nested-rooted organization.

    That's one of the MOST ANNOYING things about Windows OS. The 255 character limit! I got folders that are so deeply categorized that I need much more than that, and it limits my organizational ability/disability :p haha

    Stupid Windows... I thought that Windows 8.1 could at least solve that character issue. HA, no such luck...

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  6. Hendrik04

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    You can use "Plugins" at Gmail, there is a special area in the settings for that feature.
     
  7. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    You gave a good idea, I have about 4 email addressed I check very often, I should definetly redirect all to 1.
     
  8. Paranoid Android

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    I just use apple mail, everything comes into 1 mailbox and I can do what I want with it.
     
  9. Scorpion Ghost

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    Yeah, I mean it makes sense because instead of wasting time to login to 4 or 5 or more email accounts, you just login to one, so it saves time on the one hand...

    And on the other hand, I've noticed sometimes I may go a week or more without logging into some of my emails, and I may get some messages that I would've wanted to see earlier. But if all the emails go to the 1 account I check multiple times a day, that pretty much solves the issue of me seeing something too late, thus improving my "business," whatever my business may be :p
     
  10. Masterptc

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    Gmail allows you to connect multiple emails, makes my life alot easier.
     
  11. HoNeYBiRD

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    i only use 2 email accs, 1 gmail and 1 yahoo, but i also redirect all my emails from my gmail to my yahoo
    redirection can have 2 advantages:
    you can have one email account you never share anywhere, so that one will be spam free and you'll have 2 copies of every email your receive, which is pretty good in case if shit happens and one email provider goes down or they disable your acc for any reason (even by mistake) or you get hacked etc. (use different usernames and different passwords fro every account though), it's even better if you have more than 2 email accs or if you backup your inbox to your PC with outlook, thunderbird from time to time
    if you use firefox with the x-notifier addon you can get (popup and/or sound) notifications from your emails right away, it's compatible with all he major free email providers, it can check the incoming emails in every minute, so there's no need to login to your accounts if there was no action in them, it's a real time saver and it helps to improve your response time, if you run a time sensitive business
     
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  12. davids355

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    You can forward email with most mail providers, that would give you all mail in 1 inbox.

    with some providers you can go one step further and connect the accounts.

    for example I use gmail (Google apps) and also office 365.

    both of those allow me to connect all my other accounts via IMAP or POP, so they connect directly to the other accounts and download the mail for me into 1 or 2 inboxes.

    giod thing about this setup is that if anything goes wrong with the link I get notified by Google/MS.

    Also it allows me to send as all of the connected accounts as well.
     
  13. Ambassy

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    Using a "parent" email to which all other emails are forwarded is a great approach that I use as well.
    Another option is to use desktop software to manage your emails. The advantage of this is that you won't have to forward any mails and don't have to mess with spam filters etc.
     
  14. Scorpion Ghost

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    But of course, nothing can ever be simple with this internet stuff.

    So, I nicely fixed the forwarding from my Yahoos and Hotmails, to arrive each in its own folder on Gmail. All great and simple.

    And then I wanted to also do it for my Hostgator/website's email address. I'm using this Roundcube thing for it. There's no way to do it with that apparently...

    Then I googled it, and apparently something server was mentioned, so it may be possible. But when I hear messing around with servers and sql mysql or whatever my heart skips a beat...

    Can anyone tell me how to do this, or point me in the right direction, or, something? Not sure what to do now... grrr
     
  15. Scorpion Ghost

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    Okay, here we go.

    https://rtcamp.com/tutorials/mail/roundcube/mail-forwarding/

    On this link it explains how to do the forwarding.

    However, I first have to install some plugin for Roundcube to enable the filters. The plugin is called "sieverules."

    Now, I downloaded the plugin.

    Here is the link:

    https://github.com/JohnDoh/Roundcube-Plugin-SieveRules-Managesieve

    ...
    ..
    .

    "Install


    • Place this plugin folder into plugins directory of Roundcube
    • Add sieverules to $config['plugins'] in your Roundcube config

    NB:
    When downloading the plugin from GitHub you will need to create a directory called sieverules and place the files in there, ignoring the root directory in the downloaded archive."

    Okay, I am at a loss... I'll try to find a way to do all these things.. heh
     
  16. Scorpion Ghost

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    Well all right. I might have gotten lucky :)

    [video]http://support.hostgator.com/video/creating-an-email-forwarder[/video]

    I followed this tutorial from Hostgator and did what it said...

    So the plugin and all that should not be necessary after all.

    I just hope it works.

    Woot woot :D
     
  17. peepin2me

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    Any reason why you are still using hotmail?
     
  18. Scorpion Ghost

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    Hotmail is the first email I used. And for years I only had the 1 Hotmail account. Only when I got into "making money online" some 2 years ago did I start using Gmail and Yahoo also, and then when I got my first hosting account/website I also got that email situation going on...

    And why do I still use it, well, I like Hotmail. It was the first I used and the only one I used for a long time. I'm a loyal bastard :D

    Besides, Yahoo is crap, and that leaves 2 reliable and free email providers - Gmail and Hotmail.

    There are literally no other Reliable and Free email providers out there...

    Sure, you can list a 100 of them, and all 100 of them will be buggy and take days for an email to arrive and shit...


    And one more thing, I don't like putting all my eggs in one basket. So, say I had all my 6 email adresses on Gmail, and Gmail decides to mass-ban all of my emails... I'd be fucked, royally. But now, any one of them - Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo - can ban the accounts I got on there, and I'd just light another cigarette and make up for that ;)
     
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  19. Scorpion Ghost

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    Oh, I got another one for ya...

    Yahoo Mail = Yahoo Answers Account

    Hotmail = Bing Webmaster tools

    :45:
     
  20. Scorpion Ghost

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    Okay, so this works, but for some reason the emails aren't put in the folders I assigned them to.

    I went to the settings in my Gmail account and set (or thought I did) each email to be put in it's own folder (label) when it arrives. So an email that arrives from [email protected] should arrive in the 123 folder (label), not in the Inbox.

    I'm too tired to look for a fix now, I'll look into it when I wak up. But if you have any ideas let me know.