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Keep bulk email accounts from going dormant using IMAP?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by thedon16, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. thedon16

    thedon16 Newbie

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    Is it possible to keep bulk Gmail/Ymail/Hotmail accounts from being cancelled as inactive by having a script check them using IMAP every month or so rather than having to manually login?

    I know most are cancelled after 6-9 months if there are no logins. Does IMAP count as a login?
     
  2. seocrab

    seocrab Senior Member

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    I use IMAP to keep track of my personal email addresses and haven't logged in via browser for about 5 years on some of them. All are still active.
     
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  3. ilim72

    ilim72 Regular Member

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    Good to know, I had some accounts that expired being accessed only by POP, I guess IMAP soves this.
     
  4. thedon16

    thedon16 Newbie

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    Thanks @seocrab. Which email provider (gmail,yahoo,etc) is it that you are using?

    I'm worried it may vary from one to another.