[access-uk] Re: Gmail SETUP AND ANTI-SPAM

I'd agree, spam filter probably lets in one message a month or
something like that. Only other minor issue was that I had to mess
about with my firewall slightly, as secure pop/smtp uses different
ports than is standard.

Best:
jack

On 8/14/07, Carol Pearson <carol.pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thanks, Chris, it gives me a start.
>
> --
> Carol
> carol.pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris Hallsworth" <christopherhallsworth71@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 10:08 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Gmail SETUP AND ANTI-SPAM
>
>
> > Carol, I find Gmail's anti-spam filter to be very good. Also, anyone can
> > sign up to Gmail without being invited now. In terms of setting it up for
> > e-mail, well, it depends how good you are at following instructions. The
> > thing is, although Gmail uses Pop/sntp, it uses a secure version of
> > Pop/smtp, therefore you need to do some extra configuration once the main
> > e-mail account's set up in Outlook Express before it will successfully
> > connect to Gmail and send/receive mail. Otherwise, Gmail is brilliant, and
> > I've had no issues so far in terms of reliability or things like that.
> > Hope that helps and good luck.
> > Chris Hallsworth
> > Why not join my Blind Hobbyist group! To subscribe, send a blank message
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> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Carol Pearson" <carol.pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: "Access UK Mailing List" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 9:54 PM
> > Subject: [access-uk] Gmail SETUP AND ANTI-SPAM
> >
> >
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> After all the discussion on list about Gmail, I want to give it a go but,
> >> of course, haven't really been following discussions on this subject too
> >> closely.  (Sorry, honest!)
> >>
> >> I want, most of the time, to be able to read and manage my mail from my
> >> Outlook Express in-box and am not particularly interested in having to do
> >> mail online, except for those "exceptional circumstances".  In addition I
> >> have tried a number of anti-spam filters and got absolutely fed-up with
> >> having to show the filter just what I wanted and didn't want, and this
> >> all had to be done online.  I'd be interested to know how good the
> >> anti-spam filter is and just how much hassle it is to keep your system
> >> maintained (tweaked) to your liking.  Do you still have to receive a
> >> recommendation from another user to have a Gmail account as I think you
> >> did in the earlier days?
> >>
> >> If anyone has Skype and is willing to talk me through a few of these
> >> things, I'd be most grateful.  Email me if you're able to do this and
> >> I'll add you and have a chat, which I'm sure could well be easier.
> >>
> >> As always, mega thanks for all help forthcoming!
> >>
> >> --
> >> Carol
> >> carol.pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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