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5 Ways to Check POP3/IMAP Accounts Online


5 Ways to Check POP3/IMAP Accounts Online

Most of us use desktop Email clients like Outlook, Thunderbird etc to check POP3 and IMAP email accounts. If you are out of Office or out of home or if you do not want to install the client software, here are few ways to check your POP3/IMAP email accounts Online.

1. Mail2Web: Mail2Web provides a free web-based email retrieval application that allows users from anywhere to anonymously pick up their email from almost any POP3 and IMAP4 email server. No registration is required to access or use the application. Retrieving mails and sending them are very easy with Mail2web.


2. MyEmail: MyEmail allows you to manage your already existing POP3/IMAP email accounts from any computer, anywhere in the world. MyEmail also offers 1000MB of storage space, so you dont have to worry about deleting mails also. It also has address book, spam filtering, unlimited folders, a search function and even spell check and accessible from anywhere in the world.


3. Gmail: Gmail allows you to receive emails from other POP accounts. A maximum of 5 accounts can be retrieved using Gmail. Steps to configure this accounts are available in the help center, you can check it out here.

4. E-mailAnywhere: E-mailAnywhere allows you to access any POP email accounts from anywhere. This gives you the opportunity to access your e-mail messages, address book and even files from any computer with an Internet connection. E-MailAnywhere also provides address book and briefcase facility.


5. NetMyMail: NetMyMail allows you to store unlimited number of email accounts. It offers complete support to POP and IMAP servers. You can access all your Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo messages here. It also offers address book and WAP facility.


6. Email4Web: Email4Web is a another simple way of accessing your POP and IMAP email accounts. Email4Web has a simple interface and has address book and calender support.


Which one have you used? Please share your thoughts on this.

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  1. Shankar Ganesh

    August 6, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    😯 This is amazing. I’ve used only Gmail for POP access. Rest I’ve not even heard of 😀 Thanks for putting up this list.

  2. nirmaltv

    August 6, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    Glad that you liked the list. I did a bit of Googling to find out all the services and integrated into a list. Initially I too knew only about GMail and MyMail.

  3. Dj Flush

    August 6, 2007 at 4:13 pm

    Gmail Gmail Gmail 😀

    Nice list there Nirmal 😛 but Gmail should be at top hehe

  4. nirmaltv

    August 6, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    This list is not based on the order, its just 5 ways. No1 does not mean that its the top one. 🙂
    I agree with you Gmail is the best in this, you can try out MyEmail also, it has good features.

  5. Ramkarthik

    August 6, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    I knew only about Gmail till date. I never knew the other things. Really useful. I’m going to try Mail2Web since it doesn’t require any registration. Worth a stumble! 🙂

  6. Benedict Herold

    August 6, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    Hmm.. I won’t get a chance to check my office emails anyway. They won’t answer to public networks! but a good list!

  7. Benedict Herold

    August 6, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    BTW, why was Yahoo mail missed out? It is the only place where I have used this service!

  8. Kyle Eslick

    August 6, 2007 at 7:09 pm

    I use GMail to manage all 9 of my e-mail addreses 😈

    I couldn’t be happier with this setup!

  9. nirmaltv

    August 6, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    Thanks for the Stumble. 🙂

    I have missed out Yahoo, I haven’t used this feature in Yahoo mail. Its good although it has less features.

  10. K-IntheHouse

    August 6, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    Nice list.. stumbled! I have been meaning to set up my email with Google Apps at my host but haven’t done it yet. GMail does handle the POP3 accounts nicely and its nice to get them all in one place!

  11. ram

    August 6, 2007 at 9:11 pm

    Nice list never knew others, i used only gmail

  12. nirmaltv

    August 6, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    @ K-IntheHouse,
    Most of us prefer Gmail and its one of the best to handle POP3 accounts. Thanks for the stumble. 🙂

  13. CristianR

    August 6, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    Gmail rocks 🙂 Great list Nirmal .. you’re full of surprises lately 🙂

  14. Haris

    August 7, 2007 at 1:13 am

    Gmail all the way! 😈 It’s the best!

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  16. Bush Mackel

    August 7, 2007 at 8:38 am

    I had no idea you could use GMail for POP either! You learn something new everyday! *nod*

  17. nirmaltv

    August 7, 2007 at 9:33 am

    Glad that you liked the list. 🙂

    POP access is one of the best feature of Gmail. Try it out.


    August 7, 2007 at 9:49 am

    Nice List. Gmail ROCKs always

  19. syahid ali

    August 7, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    this blog is getting better and better. love the interface (web 2.0 style?)

  20. Rishi

    August 7, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    Wow cool list! I use Gmail for everything. I checked them all instead, and found Mail2Web most attractive!

  21. nirmaltv

    August 7, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    @Syahid Ali,
    Glad that you liked the Interface. 🙂

    I liked Mail2Web and MyMail apart from Gmail.

  22. Rajesh

    August 13, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    I would keep Zoho on top of this list. It is part of a full suite.

  23. K Russell

    February 25, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Deal killer for Gmail is no IMAP checking for OTHER accounts. I want to be able to check/replace my webhost’s new crappy webmail with Gmail – but no go unfortunately. I can check Gmail itself with IMAP – but not others – just POP3. Mail2web has them beat for now.

    • Julian

      March 15, 2015 at 7:13 am

      Hi K Rusell. I have the same need. I need to find a replacement for all the cpanel crappy email clients and find a way to manage/check each IMAP account in a single client. Unfortunately Gmail is not an option as it doesn’t have IMAP.

  24. Shankar

    January 16, 2017 at 7:55 am

    How far they trustworthy

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