When you've created your Naver account, you may decide that using Naver's webmail client (네이버 메일) is difficult or bothersome, because it is entirely in Korean, and a bit cluttered. I personally prefer sending/receiving my Naver Mail through my G-mail account.
G-Mail has a setting to automatically forward all mail to another account, but Naver Mail does not. Worry not; it's easy to get all your Naver Mail in G-mail using POP3. The process is super simple.
- Enable POP3 access to Naver Mail
- Create an application-specific password (only if using OTP / 2-factor authentication)
- Add your Naver Mail account to G-mail's POP3 Import settings.
The final step is well-documented online, so I'll skip it here. I'll quickly show you how to do the others now. Seriously, this takes less than five minutes.
Enable POP3 access to Naver Mail
|Log-in to Naver Mail and click either the gear icon or 환경 설정 ("Preferences")|
|Click POP3/IMAP 설정 ("POP3/IMAP Settings")|
|Click 사용함 ("Enable")|
|Click 확인 ("OK")|
That should normally be all there is to it, and you can add the Naver Mail account to G-mail now. And you'll send/receive mail to/from your @naver.com address to your hearts content without ever visiting that page again.
If, however, you followed my advice and set-up 2-factor Authentication for your Naver account, you have one more step.
Create an application-specific password (only if using OTP / 2-factor authentication)
Naver's 2-factor authentication creates application-specific passwords just like Google does.
Go to your Naver OTP settings, either by being a chump and navigating Naver.com > 내정보 > Security > OTP Sign-in (2-step Verification) or go there directly like a boss by clicking on https://nid.naver.com/user2/help/secondAuth.nhn
|Scroll down to Application password settings|
|Pick a name for the app you will use, click "Register", copy the generated password|
This will be the password you'll need to use when adding you Naver account to G-mail's settings.
And that's it!
Sometimes this is so simple, I don't know why I bother doing this. Hopefully someone out there, maybe even YOU, will benefit. If I touch just one person, help one soul do something he couldn't do before, my life on Earth is justified. At your service, sir/madam.