A webmail client is an email client that provides interface for sending and receiving emails. Gmail is one of them, but available only to its registered users (like firstname.lastname@example.org).
For emails of brands and businesses like email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, there are webmail clients like RoundCube, Squirrelmail and Horde, which come pre-installed with CPanel and works similar to Gmail, but with limited features.
Gmail, with its superior GUI, better spam protection and chat service has a clear advantage over other email clients. That’s why, Google offer a service called ‘Google apps’ for business to use Gmail as their email client. Using Google apps is not free and subscription fees is charged.
In the blog, we tell an easy, free of cost way to read and reply to mails received in (any)Webmail from Gmail. Here are the steps to do this,
1. Login to Gmail and goto ‘Settings’.
2. Next goto ‘Accounts and Import’. Click ‘Add a POP3 mail account of your own’ in front of ‘Check a POP3 mail of your own’ heading.
An incognito window will open up.
3. In the window, enter the email and click ‘Next Step’. In the example, our email is email@example.com [mail.yourravi.com, 110].
4. Again enter the email, username, password.
POP server address and port number would show up automatically. You can change if its incorrect.
Also check/uncheck the below written options to your requirement.
Click ‘Add Account’ to proceed.
5. Continue the next few steps. In the last step, a verification code will be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Enter the verification code and click ‘Verify’.
7. All done! Now all mails from email@example.com will be start showing in Gmail inbox. You can read as well as reply to those right from your Gmail account.
This is one great, free of cost alternative to forward emails from Webmail to Gmail without using Google apps.
Not only from Webmail clients, we can draw emails from any service provider including Yahoo, Rediffmail, Hotmail to Gmail in the same manner.