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    Free E-mail Forwarding Services?

    Hello:

    For the next couple of months, I need to forward my e-mail from my @home e-mail address to my college e-mail address.

    Would anyone recommend would a free service that can do this?

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    Re: Free E-mail Forwarding Services?

    i don't know of any actual forwarding service that can do that, however, there are a number of services that can check your pop mail along with web mail (ex. hotmail and yahoo) and there are web services that can check pop mail (ex. mailstart.com, pandamail.net and webmail.com)

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    Re: Free E-mail Forwarding Services?

    Hi,

    I need a forwarding service, not a supplementary e-mail address <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Free E-mail Forwarding Services?

    are you closing the @Home acct? your only option is to ask @home if they can forward - my isp will forward forever for former customers, but they are a small locally owned outfit. the big boys sometimes will do it for a couple of months.

    i know of no service that can intercept your @Home mail and forward it to you - you need to go get it. any mail client can collect and forward mail, if you leave the computer on and the mail client opened.

    try one of the web services i mentioned. hotmail and yahoo addresses are only needed to gain access to the pop acct. my daughter uses mailstart to access her pop account at my isp, but it's limited access unless you pay. she likes the interface better than hotmail's and the fee is not excessive, so i paid for it instead of making her get it from the hotmail interface. (yes, she is spoiled rotten <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>)

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    Re: Free E-mail Forwarding Services?

    @Home does not offer forwarding services, but a search on Yahoo! brings up many servies that do:

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Communications_and_Networking/Internet_and_World_Wide_Web/Email_Providers/Forwarding_Services/Free_Forwarding/>forwarding services</A>

    I'm simply looking for a recommendation.

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    Re: Free E-mail Forwarding Services?

    Are you looking for an email for life or for a way to forward your mail that arrives to your @Home address to a new address?

    most, if not all, on that list are new addresses, no different that hotmail or yahoo or @Home. Some look a bit classier than hotmail. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    they are email addresses for life - you can change isps as much as you want and your address never changes - you only need to log into the forwarding service and change the address where the mail is getting sent to. your friends and family don't have to update their address books ever.

    For example, you can have Jon@bigfoot.com and in the summer, have it sent to your @Home acct - when school is in session, you change it to go to the school acct.

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    Re: Free E-mail Forwarding Services?

    Rick,

    I use <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mailandnews.com>http://www.mailandnews.com</A> to forward mail from my personal account to work, and to access my personal account from work.

    Their system works fine, and is free, BUT forwarding takes a long time (often 24 to 48 hours) unless you log in to check your mail, at which point it happens pretty well immediately.

    On the plus side, they have a very good system of rules whereby you can elect which mails to forward, and where to forward them to. It also works as a spam filter, in that you can tell it to simply delete messages from a particular address, or those that contain certain text. I've configured it to delete anything from Reader's Digest and send back a rude reply!!

    Having said all of which ... if anyone's come across a service that does all the above, yet forwards quickly without my having to log in, I too would like to hear about it!

    Steve

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