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Solved: Setting up Gmail account as default account

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Straitfan1, May 13, 2012.

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  1. Straitfan1

    Straitfan1 Thread Starter

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    I have just changed third-party Internet Providers for another company. I lost my email addresses in the transaction. It was a very small company so I could not transfer my email addresses to new account. So I won't have to go through that hassel again I opened gmail accounts.

    My question is can I set up my gmail accounts as our default email accounts we access through Outlook? If I can, how do I do that? I have never even set up email on my new laptop, I just went through IP's server which was a hassel. I usually use one account on one computer and my husband uses one on another computer. I hate having to go to the gmail page. No I don't want all the bells and whistles Google is offering. I just want to turn on my computer, click on a link and open my email in a program I know how to use? I can't find any help through Gmail. Everything I found cost me. That leads to a second question. Does Google have a technical support phone number? One that does not cost?

    Anyway, my computer OS is Windows 7 and I am using Outlook from Office 2003 on one computer the other computer uses Windows XP and Outlook from Office 2003.
     
  2. leroys1000

    leroys1000 Banned

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    This is the instructions for setting up POP mail in gmail
    and configuring the mail client.
    http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=13273
    It has been my experience that it does not download the junk mail
    folder to the mail client,so that would have to be checked and cleared
    periodically on the web.

    I use gmail notifier and I can just right click it in the taskbar
    and click read mail and it goes right to my gmail online.
    http://toolbar.google.com/gmail-helper/notifier_windows.html
     
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    In Thunderbird you can select which account you want for default, and probably Outlook also has that feature.
     
  4. Straitfan1

    Straitfan1 Thread Starter

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    Thank you, it worked.
     
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    It worked, thank you.
     
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