Before we go about setting up this GMX eMail Outlook 2007 connection, we need to talk about one kink to using POP3. With a POP3 connection, you have to choose between two ways of handling your GMX mailbox. You can keep copies of all messages in your GMX mailbox after Outlook downloads them, or you can let Outlook delete them from the mailbox after downloading them.
If you keep copies of messages in the GMX mailbox, you will be able to view those messages through your web browser as you have always done. However, you will then have 2 independent copies of every message. The one in your Outlook Inbox, and the one in your GMX mailbox. This can be very confusing.
For example, if you read a message and delete it in Outlook, it will still appear in your GMX mailbox as an unread message. The next time you look there, you are likely to read and act on that same message, even though you already handled it in Outlook. And that's just one of the problems you'll run into.
On the other hand, if you let Outlook delete the copies in the GMX mailbox after Outlook 2007 downloads them, then you won't be able to view those messages in your GMX mailbox. However, 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. In case you were wondering, my recommendation is to delete the copies in the GMX mailbox. It saves a lot of headaches over time.
Follow these steps to configure a POP3 connection between Outlook 2007 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 Outlook Mail Tips page and view the "Work around the Port 25 problem" tip.
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