How to Set Up Google Fetcher for web mail

How to Set Up Google Fetcher for web mail:

Gmail and AOL mail are the only mail providers to provide with an email fetcher option. As we already know Google Fetch,

  • Helps fight spam through automated spam detection,
  • Reduce bandwidth usage by fetching mails without having to route it from webmail server &
  • Assists saving disk space which normally gets occupied by mail box content.

Step by step guide to setup Google mail Fetcher:

    1. Create and log in into a Gmail account. This is where your web mails are fetched.


    1. Check for the gear icon in upper left corner and hover to select Settings in there.


    1. Click and visit the Accounts tab from Settings
    2. Select Account and Import tab which is fourth from left in the list of tabs.


    1. Choose Check mail from other accounts option which shows to happen via POP3.
    2. After navigating to “Check mail from other accounts” page, select “Add a POP3 mail account you own”
    3. Input the details of secondary email address or your webmail address from where you would like to fetch mails.


  1. Select Next Step to resume process.
  2. Use the Password field to input the password of your webmail or secondary mail address mentioned.
  3. In case of a POP3 connection, Port 110 fits right.
  4. In case of HTTPS choose Port 995 to suit configuration.
  5. Choose your preferences in the options that follows:
Choosing ports for different types of connection:
  • Leave a copy of retrieved messages on the server
  • Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail
  • Label incoming messages
  • Archive incoming messages


  1. One click to the button Add Account would mean you are done setting up Google mail Fetcher for your webmail or secondary mail.
  2. Additionally you can use your newly added account to your ‘from’ addresses. This will allow you to email as webmaster from your Gmail account itself.