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I have a personal email account run by my webhosting company on my domain and the provided web interface sucks. Is there a way to use GMail as a front end to my IMAP mail hosted on my domain? I want to keep myname@mydomain.com as email address but use the GMail interface as front end since it has lots of neat features. Is there a as-good-as-GMail alternative that´s open source and written in php (since that`s what I can run on my cheap webhosting service) that can solve this?


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If you associate your Super User and Web Applications accounts the question should be assigned to your account here. It works best if you use the same OpenID on both sites. – ChrisF Apr 29 '11 at 19:17
You can change your mail host to gmail, what's the point of re-inventing a bicycle?:) – Yuriy Jun 19 '12 at 23:38

You can configure Gmail to pull mail using POP3 in Settings > Accounts and Import. This removes the mail from your domain and stores it in Gmail. Gmail lets you choose which email address to send from, so your outgoing email can still use yourname@yourdomain.com.

The only problem I've had using this feature is that the polling interval is too slow for me. So I configured my domain to auto-forward all mail to my Gmail account. I still can choose which email address to send from, and the mail arrives as fast as my domain email is able to forward it, which for me is pretty much instantly.

For email arriving from yourname@yourdomain.com, Gmail defaults to using that address on replies, so it really is a no brainer.