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Redirecting mail from an AOL mailbox...

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mankymummy Mon 21-Jul-08 16:04:02

does anyone know if it is possible to set any mail going to mailbox to redirect to another (non aol) mail account?


zebramama Mon 21-Jul-08 22:00:12

To the best of my knowledge this can't be done automatically.
There are companies that will take money from you and forward your emails to an alternative address, but all you are doing is paying them to monitor your AOL inbox and then click "Forward" when something new comes in.

DontNeedAnything Mon 21-Jul-08 22:03:55

I don't think you can do this automatically with AOL.


mankymummy Tue 22-Jul-08 14:16:26

thanks everyone... i thought that would be the case though.

nannynick Tue 22-Jul-08 23:13:11

In theory it would be possible by:

Using an IMAP client to collect the e-mail (such as Microsoft Outlook)

Have a filter rule on the IMAP client, so it keeps a copy (for backup purposes) and forwards the e-mail on to a specified address.

This would require a computer which is always on, running Microsoft Outlook (or another IMAP client), which has a net connection which has SMTP access.

Oh, looking messy. Probably not worth the hassle.

If the system which is used to collect the non aol e-mail, is able to run an IMAP client, then you could use that to collect both the non aol e-mail and the aol e-mail.

nannynick Tue 22-Jul-08 23:16:14

For more info about AOL and using IMAP, see AOL UK Help: Email - select Other Email Applications from the left hand menu.

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