Friday, March 02, 2007

What's the frequency, Gmail?

I just set up Gmail's new fetcher feature, called "Mail Fetcher" or "Get mail from other accounts". It acts as a POP client, rertrieving POP3 email using your password from any account you want. If you can prove that you own that sending address, you can then send email as that person. Gmail has had this latter feature from some time. In fact, you could simulate the whole thing by simply setting up a forward on the pop account in question. The new POP client feature just makes it a little easier to label emails as being work-related or personal-related.

Just had a question for the community. Does anyone else use this feature? If you do, have you figured out how to make Gmail check your email with a particular frequency? It seems to be set to an hour now, which is painfully slow.

3 comments:

Duncan McGreggor said...

Yeah, I totally use this feature. Now I get my work and play mail in the same place (as well as another account for my domain).

However, I too have been unable to discover a frequency setting. So basically, this comment is completely useless.

Hubert said...

https://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=21288

At this time you can't customize the frequency of automatic mail fetches.

Unfortunatly...

fran - just fran said...

I've been using this for a while (6 months) and find it's pretty quick. You can test it out by sending mail to your original email