Until now I accessed my emails from several email accounts with POP instead of IMAP, mainly because my providers have very limited web space. I would like to change that and wonder what is the best solution.
I considered setting up my own private mail server which downloads the emails from my providers and makes them available to Outlook via IMAP. However then I couldn't access them from other devices. (Or can I?)
Then I thought of creating a Google Mail account and have my emails forwarded to GMail. But how can I have GMail forward outgoing mails to the corresponding providers? Basically I want to keep my email addresses as they are and just insert a IMAP server in between without anyone noticing what's going on behind the scenes.