email forwarding

How can I get mail from an old email address?

Gmail

Episode 1587

Yogi from Long Beach, CA

Yogi has moved to LA and he's had a Comcast email, but Comcast isn't in LA. How can he get his email remotely? Leo says that Comcast has a webmail interface, so all you need to do is log into Comcast from their Webmail page via Xfinity. Here's how - https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/sign-in-to-email-or-voicemail-on-xfinity. But you have to do it within 90 days or it goes inactive.

How can I move my old MSN email to Gmail?

Gmail

Episode 1458

Donna from Arizona

Donna has been subscribed to MSN's Butterfly service and she's having connection issues. Leo says that Microsoft would like her to move away from MSN and start using Outlook.com as her email. She could also use Gmail and just forward it. Leo also suspects that Microsoft is reselling service through her cable company. She can then use Gmail to go get her MSN mail and then tell everyone she's using Gmail so she can slowly transition to it.

What's a good webmail alternative to Yahoo?

Gmail

Episode 1391

Rom from Culver City, CA

Tom hears that Yahoo Mail is getting shut down and he's worried because he has over ten years of emails he could lose. What should he do? Leo suggests getting a Gmail account and then going into the settings and enabling the mail forwarding option, which will grab all the Yahoo Mail and save it to his new Gmail account. That way he can transfer all the mail and start using Gmail. Leo uses it every day. Tom should also register a domain name for himself and use it with Gmail, it will forward all the mail, and he can change it whenever he wants.

What's a good alternative to Outlook?

Gmail

Episode 1383

Carlo from Irvine, CA

Karlo has a cookie business, and when people order cookies and pay by Paypal, he has to use Outlook to get notifications. Leo says that Go Daddy's interface will support other email interfaces, regardless of what they may say. Outlook itself is a modern system and would work, but it's not the only game in town. He can also use Gmail. There's also Thunderbird, Windows Live Mail, and the Apple Mail app on Mac.

How can I use my domain name with Gmail?

Episode 1246

Elliot from Boston, MA

Elliot just bought a domain name for a website he's going to build, and he wants to know how to route his Gmail account through his domain name. Leo says that Gmail offers mail forwarding, and he can just go to Hover and request the email redirection. Then he'll just go into his Gmail settings and look under "Delegation" to make sure it says his domain name in the reply fields.

How can I use my domain with Gmail?

Episode 1054

Brent from Fort Worth, TX

Brent called last week about setting up a mail server and it was true that his ISP was blocking port 25 for that purpose. So what does he do with using his own domain name? Leo says that he has his own domain name at leoville.com and he doesn't run a mail server. He just runs Leoville.com through GMail.

Brent should figure out where his domain name is hosted. In the domain name settings, he can add an MX record, which will tell the domain to bounce his email to GMail. It'll automatically route the emails to his GMail account.