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my university created an outlook email for me username@university.com i can't see if the email uses pop3 or imap, i have only access to the mailbox, i sign it to it from hotmail.com, i don't want to check my email, i prefer to:

1) use thunderbird to check the email (i'm a linux guy, i don't have outlook software)

2)forward emails from the university email to my gmail

any of these options is fine for me, can i do that?

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Why not just add both your uni and gmail accounts to thunderbird? – cutrightjm Sep 14 '12 at 22:19
    
@ekaj thunderbird failed to find the settings for your account i need to know the server hostname, pop3 or imap, which port. thunderbid failed to detect them automatically, otherwise i won't be asking this question, i tried configuring thunderbird but i coudn't do it – Lynob Sep 14 '12 at 23:34
    
Ask your college. – cutrightjm Sep 15 '12 at 4:01

POP3 is normally on port 110 (try telnetting to: mail.university.com 110)

If you can't figure out the connection settings use the Outlook rules wizard to forward all mail to your gmail account, it's not that hard.

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