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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Batesmotel, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Batesmotel

    Batesmotel

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    I opened a Gmail account so it could be totally separate from my Yahoo account but Gmail is importing all of my Yahoo mail. How do I stop this? I don't want mail from my old company/personal and my new company crossing.
     
  2. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

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    Importing all your Yahoo mail? What mail software are you using?

    OK, I got to playing w/ Outlook express on Vbox and I think this is simply a rule issue... I don't usually use mail software, but I think they are all pretty much the same.

    Create a folder for each email address to store their "In Mail"(we'll keep it simple in my example)

    Old Job
    New Job

    Then create a message rule, that if the "To" line contains(enter old email addy), put the email in the "Old Job" folder. Create a second rule doing the same thing, for the "New Job"... When you send/receive, anything that has your "Old" email address in the "To" column, will go into the Old Job folder... likewise for the "New Job" email/folder.

    IGF
     
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  3. havensal

    havensal Getting older every day! CLM

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    Do you have Yahoo set to auto forward to your Gmail account?

    I don't think there is a way that Gmail can check your Yahoo mail. :dunno:
     
  4. IndyGunFreak

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    Hmm, didn't think of that...

    I was under the impression he had a Gmail and Yahoo account, both accounts set up on his mail client, and when he downloaded the mail, it was mixing it all in his Inbox folder(in for instance, OE, Thunderbird, etc..) rather than separating them from his "old job" and "new job"

    IGF
     
  5. MavsX

    MavsX The Dude Abides

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    that's what it sounds like it is..although it could be a forwarding rule.

    we'll just have to wait and see what the guy says. IGF are you on ps3?
     
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    Nope... My Xbox croaked a few months ago, the only game I really play, is Urban Terror on my PC... If some day, some how, UfC Undisputed would come out for PC, I'd be set. I'm tempted to get a 360 just for that game.

    IGF
     
  7. Batesmotel

    Batesmotel

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    It is importing some of the Yahoo mail, not all. I am not using any specific email software. I log onto yahoo, go to mail and view all the mail in the account. I opened the Gmail with a new "@Gmail" email address but when I go to Google mail some of the emails to the yahoo account are going to google. Yahoo is not set on auto forward.
     
  8. cgwahl

    cgwahl Sheriffs a near

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    In GMail, go to Settings -> Accounts and Import and make sure you don't have Yahoo set up in the "Check mail using POP3" area.

    Make sure you don't have Yahoo Mail filters set up to forward email to gmail too. Is under Options -> Mail Options.
     
  9. havensal

    havensal Getting older every day! CLM

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    I stand corrected. I didn't realize that Gmail would check your other email accounts. :dunno:
     
  10. MavsX

    MavsX The Dude Abides

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    Okay. that's cool.