If you have a Gmail account, you can use it to read e-mail from your account on our servers. There are two ways to make e-mail appear in your Gmail account:
- If you want to use Gmail exclusively, you can simply forward your e-mail to your Gmail account.
- If you want to read the same mail both in your Gmail account and elsewhere (such as on your desktop computer or our Webmail system), you should use the Gmail "mail fetcher" service to have your Gmail account pick up a copy of your e-mail.
The sections below explain more.
Note: if you currently have an e-mail mailbox on our servers, please use the box highlighted above to specify your e-mail address. Doing so will make the instructions on this page easier to understand.
Forwarding messages to your Gmail account
This is the simplest method. Use this method if Gmail is the only place you want your mail to appear.
Simply set up a forwarding address in our control panel to forward messages to your Gmail e-mail address. That's all it takes!
Configuring Gmail to fetch mail from your Inbox
You can have your Gmail account retrieve your e-mail from a mailbox that you've created on our servers.
If you also use another mail program (such as Outlook or Thunderbird) to read your mail using the POP protocol, you must tell that program to leave mail on the server after the program reads it. If you don't do that, the program may delete the messages before Gmail can read them. Before continuing, make sure that you've set all other mail programs you use to leave a copy of your e-mail messages on the server for at least a short time (a day should be sufficient).
Follow the instructions on the Gmail “Mail Fetcher” page, using these settings when asked:
- Username: your full e-mail address
- Password: your e-mail password
- POP Server: mail.tigertech.net
The other settings can be left set to the defaults, although you should also check the Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server box if you plan to read this mailbox using anything other than Gmail.
Using Gmail to send messages
Gmail also allows you to send messages from your e-mail address.
To do this, you’ll need to set it up in Gmail. The “I'm a Gmail or Google Apps user sending from an external address” section of their Sending mail from a different address page has more details about it.
When you set this up, Gmail will ask which outgoing SMTP mail server you want to use. We recommend choosing the Send through Gmail (easier to set up) option.
If you want to use the “Send through example.com SMTP servers” option instead, enter your e-mail address in the box at the top of this page to see the exact settings to use.