An Online notebook of Orlee Pasion.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Did you know? about.me have personalized email address for you.

I’ll be using about.me for about 7 months now and all my social media accounts are link in to this. Recently, about.me introduced a new email service that you can use and configure to your email client like Microsoft outlook, Windows Live Mail, Mozilla Thunder bird and more.

Here’s the email announcement I receive recently.

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Previously, all @about.me email addresses were reserved for members of our team, but we want to share the love with all of our users.

 

Based on your username, your email address will be orleepasion@about.me.

 

  • See all your latest messages in your about.me Dashboard.
  • Access your email from anywhere with IMAP and POP integration.
  • Make your email work for you with your about.me profile in your signature.

Claim your email address in the Offers tab at your Dashboard today!

 

How to: Access my about.me mail from another email client?

If you’d prefer to access your new about.me email address from a different email provider, you can! Follow the steps below to configure your settings. If you aren’t sure which to use, read on for explanations.

IMAP Setup Information

IMAP Username: YourUsername@about.me
Incoming Mail Server: imap.about.me (Use port 143 for standard or 993 for SSL connections)
For a secure connection, check the SSL option for IMAP/POP and TLS for SMTP in your mail program.
SMTP Outgoing Server Address: smtp.about.me Set the port to 587
SMTP Username: YourUsername@about.me
SMTP Password: password you use to login to About.me

POP Setup Information

POP Username: YourUsername@about.me
Incoming Mail Server: pop.about.me (Use port 110 for standard or 995 for SSL connections)
For a secure connection, check the SSL option for IMAP/POP and TLS for SMTP in your mail program.
Remember to check the option to: Leave messages on the server
SMTP Outgoing Server Address: smtp.about.me Set the port to 587
SMTP Username: YourUsername@about.me
SMTP Password: password you use to login to About.me

Difference between IMAP and POP

IMAP
These days, IMAP is the more common option. It keeps your email (and folders) on the remote email server, which means you have access from multiple locations – including mobile.

POP
Requires you to download your Inbox (no folders) to your computer before you can read it—and, depending on settings, your email is deleted from the server as soon as it’s downloaded.

http://support.about.me/knowledgebase/articles/23260-how-to-access-my-about-me-mail-from-another-email