Google Mail Fetcher Setup
Posted by KB Editor on 17 April 2017 06:50 PM
Why use a Mail Fetcher versus an Email Forwarder?
Forwarded emails has the tendency to cause blacklisting with email providers, and forwarders will cause your emails to be marked as spam. In addition, blacklisting also causes the originating server's sending reputation to be penalized since it was the last server to send the email. Ultimately, your server becomes blacklisted with the email provider and the blacklist will affect all of the users on the server.
One solution to blacklisting is to this is to stop email forwarding altogether. Using a mail fetcher, one can access email in a remote system without the mail being routed through that system's server. With this process, you can flag a message as spam without affecting your email server's reputation.
Google Mail Fetcher
Google Mail Fetcher utilizes POP3 to retrieve emails from up to 5 email accounts and then parses the emails for spam. Once set up, Google Mail Fetcher will check the email accounts on a regular basis, and the new email will appear in your inbox with a label attached.
Google Mail Fetcher set up:
The next page will have a confirmation that the email address has been added. You can also configure the mail fetcher to send as the email address you added, or select No and click Finish if you want to configure the setting later.
If you selected Yes, I want to be able to send mail as firstname.lastname@example.org please follow the steps below for additional configuration:
Once the account credentials are verified, a verification email is sent to the email address that was just added. Simply click the link in the email to finalize the changes or enter the code in the Confirm verification and add your email address screen.
You can now select the email address in the From: field when creating a message/reply via a dropdown menu.