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Email Solutions (from SSL on IMAP/POP3/SMTP thread)

neilhobbs
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Email Solutions (from SSL on IMAP/POP3/SMTP thread)

I am considering moving to an Office 365 solution, as I am a user of a MacBook Pro laptop with Office 2011 (moving to Office 2016), a Windows 10 laptop with Outlook 2016, various iDevices and a Windows Mobile device.  So I can see the benefits of moving.  But I am a few months off moving, as I have loads invested in my Force 9 e-mail address...
Force 9 (Plus Net) have provided what I needed from 1997 until now.  But I am keep to help them develop if they want the assistance Wink
[Moderator's note by Dick (Strat) Posts split off to a new topic and renamed as they are no longer relevant to the SSL on IMAP/POP3/SMTP thread.
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I am considering moving to an Office 365 solution, as I am a user of a MacBook Pro laptop with Office 2011 (moving to Office 2016), a Windows 10 laptop with Outlook 2016, various iDevices and a Windows Mobile device.  So I can see the benefits of moving.  But I am a few months off moving, as I have loads invested in my Force 9 e-mail address...

Could you forward your Force 9 email on to a new email address?  I'm using an ancient email address from a provider who doesn't even support IMAP access, what I do is put a forward rule on that original mail box to send it to my Gmail account.  Then in Gmail I set up the legacy email address as an additional email address, set as the default reply to address and default "send mail as".    So from Gmail I can both send and receive using my old email address.
Depending on your email client, you could possibly also move your existing historic F9 mail into your new account.
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Re: SSL on IMAP/POP3/SMTP

If I was going to move, I would look to register a new domain for an Internet presence - then have the MX records hosted by Microsoft and update everything over to the new e-mail.  It would be good way to start afresh with a new identity.
It would be a lot of work.  It is a bit of a disappointment that I have to move supplier to get a modern service, but some applications and other ideas are forcing me to have a look at this option.
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Re: SSL on IMAP/POP3/SMTP

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Could you forward your Force 9 email on to a new email address?   I'm using an ancient email address from a provider who doesn't even support IMAP access, what I do is put a forward rule on that original mail box to send it to my Gmail account.

You have to have a mail client running to do that which isn't always that convenient.
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Re: SSL on IMAP/POP3/SMTP

Its possible to do that in something like Exchange, but I don't want to host an Exchange Server and supporting Active Directory Domain Services instance within Plus Net to manage this.  Not even sure if Plus Net would allow that?
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Re: SSL on IMAP/POP3/SMTP

Of course, the other option (for now) is to use a different email client instead of the Microsoft offering...
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Could you forward your Force 9 email on to a new email address?   I'm using an ancient email address from a provider who doesn't even support IMAP access, what I do is put a forward rule on that original mail box to send it to my Gmail account.

You have to have a mail client running to do that which isn't always that convenient.

That's why I asked if it was possible.  Every mail system that I've used (Tesco, Nildram, Gmail, Demon etc etc) has allowed you to put a forwarding address or a forwarding rule on the service, so no client is involved.  I don't know if Force 9 has this feature.
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That's why I asked if it was possible.  Every mail system that I've used (Tesco, Nildram, Gmail, Demon etc etc) has allowed you to put a forwarding address or a forwarding rule on the service, so no client is involved.  I don't know if Force 9 has this feature.

It starts to get too complex to look after and troubleshoot then...
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Re: SSL on IMAP/POP3/SMTP

Quick rummage around, and assuming Force 9 has the same function as Plusnet, then it can be done with a "redirect". 
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A redirect will move email from one of your mailboxes into another address (e.g. a personal Hotmail account). This is handy if you are going away, or if you just want your emails sending to another address for convenience

However, they won't let you redirect an address that's already in use as a mailbox, which almost completely contradicts this explanation.  It seems possible it could be done by renaming the mail box and re-using the original address in the redirect.  Could be worth playing around. 
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Re: SSL on IMAP/POP3/SMTP

You cannot rename a mail box.
The logistical approach is...
1. Remove all mail from the existing email box to the new target address / box
2. Delete the existing email address / box
3. Set up a redirect address using the existing address, pointed to the new address
See here - https://portal.plus.net/my.html?action=myemail&s=1&redirected=yes&?membermenu=emailsettings -> manage my mail
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Re: Email Solutions (from SSL on IMAP/POP3/SMTP thread)

One thing to note is that a separate redirect would have to be set up for every individual email address used - you can't redirect the whole domain.
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