Enabling Gmail Mail Fetcher

1. Open your gmail account
2. At the top right, click the gear  and select Settings
3. Select the Account and Import tab
4. In Check Mail from other accounts select Add a mail account
5. The "Gmailify" option only works with major email clients. By default, the "Import emails from other account (POP3)" will be selected and the Next>> can be clicked
6. When directed to a new page, enter your full email and click Next Step
7. Enter your email address again in Username

8. POP Server should be mail.orangegeek.net (make sure it is .net and not .com)

9. Check the options befog if you would like to turn on these specific features:

  • Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server - If this option is checked then the emails will remain in your original account so it can be accessed through gmail or your original mail server (recommended to check this option)
  • Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail - We recommend to check this option
  • Label incoming messages - If this option is checked, there will be a label next to each message received from this email to help discern from messages received from your Gmail account
  • Archive incoming messages - If this option is checked, any message received from this domain email will be sent straight to the archive instead of the inbox (recommended not to check this option)

10. Click Add Account, this may bring up an error message if something was entered incorrectly. Click Show error details to get details on the issue. If you are unable to resolve the error, contact Orange Geek and we will help resolve it
11. Once  your domain email has been successfully added, you will be asked Would you also like to be able to send mail as (domain email)? Check Yes, I want to be able to send mail as (domain email) if you would like to be able to compose a message in gmail, but have it appear to be sent from your domain email that was added
12. If you opted to be able to send mail as (domain name), you will be asked if gmail can treat your domain email as an alias. Make sure the Treat as an alias box is selected and click Next Step
13. Enter the following into the fields provided:

SMTP Server: mail.orangegeek.net   Port: 465

Username: Full domain email            Password: domain email password

Check Secured connection using SSL

Select Add Account

14. If the information above was entered correctly, your domain email should have been added and you will receive a confirmation email with a confirmation link to finish enabling the Gmail Mail Fetcher feature 

Please Note: There is no setting in Gmail to change the fetch interval (how often the server checks for incoming messages). If Gmail doesn't see any new emails on the POP3 domain account you just added for a long period of time, it will automatically set the fetch interval to 1 hour. You can force it to check for new emails by going to your Gmail inbox ad clicking the refresh button in your Gmail account.