I use my ISP email service. By default my ISP provides the email service with POP3 protocol and no SSL security to fetch the email. I need to access my email in my smartphone, tablet, laptop but POP3 doesn't synchronize the email so I end up checking several times the same emails.
Due to budget constraints I cannot pay the IMAP+Security service provided by the ISP.
I am wondering if Gmail can help me in solving the synchronization and security problems in the meantime. I researched in Google and I thought of this, please let me know if my idea is correct or you have a better option to help me with this problem:
- Create a gmail account
- Combine the gmail account with the ISP email account so Gmail can now fetch the email using POP3.
- In my tablet, smartphone and laptop I will have to access now the Gmail account and remove the ISP account I configured in the "Mail" settings (AppleMail).
- Say that I remove, read or respond a message in the tablet, when I access the ISP inbox using the gmail app in my smartphone I will see reflected the changes done by the tablet right? This way I can achieve certain kind of synchronization because gmail is archiving the ISP inbox and I am working from there.
- About the SSL, I understand that the communication between Gmail and the ISP would be in plaintext, however the communication between the tablet/smartphone/laptop and Gmail will use SSL. Am I correct?