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    How would I send e-mails through a POP3 E-Mail account?
    Specifically, G-Mail.
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    Can I please be informed on what POP3 is and some other stuff related to e-mail...

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    Pfffffffft!

    Look it up on Google or Wikipedia.
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    Yeah but doing that in something related to something like email usually results in two much information that does not get to the point which is why I asked you...

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    You can't understand this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Random Google Result
    Short for Post Office Protocol, a protocol used to retrieve e-mail from a mail server. Most e-mail applications (sometimes called an e-mail client) use the POP protocol, although some can use the newer IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol).
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    For the original question--

    ...you can't.
    You would need to write a program that logs onto gmail, etc. Have fun.

    You can actually specify any from or reply-to email address, but that's phishing. I don't recommend it. If you're just sending from your own email, then that seems reasonable.
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    G-Mail allows POP3 access.
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    Well... yeah.
    But this is in the PHP section.

    PHP can't just go and access pop3... I don't think, anyway.
    Maybe there's an extension.
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    Well, according to this: http://au2.php.net/imap
    It is.

    But I just don't know how to use it
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    No. From what I understand that allows you to operate an email server on your computer.
    You could access you@yoursite.com, not you@gmail.com

    Now... perhaps there would be a way to configure the email server to use the specifications provided by google's pop3 access methods, but I really don't know.

    Anyway... why?

    As I said... just use the from and reply-to headers to manually input your email, then it'll work like that.
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