GMX Mail & Outlook 2003 POP3 - Send and Receive GMX eMail Using Outlook 2003 and POP3
Before you set this up, let's talk about one thing. With a POP3 connection like this, you have a choice to make. You can keep copies of all messages in your GMX mailbox after Outlook downloads them, or you can have them automatically deleted.
If you keep the copies in the GMX mailbox, you will be able to view them through your web browser as always. However, you will then have 2 independent copies of every message. One in your Outlook Inbox, and one in your GMX mailbox. This can be very confusing.
If you let Outlook delete the copies in the GMX mailbox after it downloads them, then you won't be able to view the messages using your web browser, but you also won't have to worry about duplicate messages, and whether a message you see in your web browser is one you've already dealt with in Outook.
Give this a little thought, then when you come to the instruction that tells you to "Make sure that 'Leave a copy of messages on the server' is set the way you want it," set or clear the option in the way that will work best for you. For what it is worth, my recommendation is to delete the copies in the GMX mailbox. It saves a lot of headaches over time.
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Follow these steps to configure a POP3 connection between Outlook 2003 and GMX mail:
NOTE: If the "Test Account Settings" dialog box reports that Outlook cannot send the test message, and you have checked that you have completed all other steps correctly, your ISP may be blocking Port 25. To find out what that means and how to fix the problem, go to the Mail Tips page and view the "Work around the Port 25 problem" tip.
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