Monday, February 02, 2009

Check your POP3 mail using Outlook AND webmail.

All you have to do is set up Outlook so it leaves a copy of messages on the server, but removes them after seven days. You'll find these settings in the 'advanced' section of the mail account settings in any version of Outlook. That way when you check mail online you have the last week's worth, but you won't blow out your mailbox quota. I set up all my clients this way, as it's also a really great last resort business continuity failsafe. No matter WHAT happens, you'll always have the last seven days emails. As most people only want to check NEW mail online, this solution works a treat.