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2/10/16
Original Poster
Shirley Newt

Gmail accounts to download mail to multiple computers.

I am at a loss as to how to proceed with setting up one of my Gmail accounts to  download mail to multiple computers. Google’s advice is to enable ‘Recent mode’, by replacing  'user...@gmail.com' in the Username field of your POP client settings with 'recent:user...@gmail.com' and ensure that the Leave messages on server option in your POP client is enabled. I think I must be a bit thick! because I can’t find the Username Field it refers to. I have spent hours trying to find the answer on the internet without  getting an answer that explains in what section of mail settings  to find  the Username field that needs modifying.

Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated 

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icantchooseone
2/10/16
icantchooseone
click the  gear  picture ( cog wheel )  in gmail  ( at top right ) > settings > acc&import > check mail using pop > edit ( to see username ) 
2/11/16
Original Poster
Shirley Newt
Do I change my address in the 'specify a different "send to " address box or the Check email from other accounts (using POP3) add a POP3 mail account that I own. I don't own an address that has recent: at the front
icantchooseone
2/11/16
icantchooseone
you type it in the settings of the accounts which want to collect mail from that gmail account 

NOT in the account they are collecting from 

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A Gmail account can be accessed by more than one POP client (and for these purposes Mailfetcher is a POP client) as long as the user uses "recent mode".

If recent mode isn't activated, then whichever account's Mailfetcher hits the third account first gets the mail, leaving nothing available for fetching when the other one hits. That's just how POP works - it's not Gmail specific. 

Info on "recent mode" is here: https://support.google.com/mail/answ
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icantchooseone
2/11/16
icantchooseone
 I don't own an address that has recent: at the front

nobody does , the people who want to access that gmail account  ADD the words recent:   to the username so that it allows others to pop the email as well 
2/12/16
Original Poster
Shirley Newt
Thank's for this info. Will you please explain in which field do I change my address please
icantchooseone
2/12/16
icantchooseone
you dont change your email address  , the accounts trying to access your email need to change their mailfetcher settings and type recent:youremailaddress @ gmail.com

 

2/12/16
Original Poster
Shirley Newt
I am getting really confused. Please have a look at this page from Google. https://support.google.com/mail/answer/47948?hl=en
How do I do what is telling me please?
icantchooseone
2/13/16
icantchooseone
In your POP client settings, replace 'user...@gmail.com' in the 'Username' or 'Email' field with 'recent:user...@gmail.com'

so you have a gmail account A , then you want accounts B and C to collect mail from it so B and C must do the above

you dont have to do anything in A
icantchooseone
2/13/16
icantchooseone
wait , you must do this in account A under settings > POP Download >  When messages are accessed with POP > keep gmails copy in inbox
2/14/16
Original Poster
Shirley Newt
Where is POP client setting. Is it in Gmail or Outlook and what does the field look like please 
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icantchooseone
2/18/16
icantchooseone


                    
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