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German translation: E-Mail abrufen

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English term or phrase:check e-mail
German translation:E-Mail abrufen
Entered by: Endre Both
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09:32 Aug 21, 2000
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: check e-mail
This is the command on a software button. What is the German equivelant?
I would also like to know if "Leitseite" means "Home page" and which term is normally used in Germany for home page.

Thank you.
Elaine O'Curran
Local time: 00:07
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Explanation:
To answer your second question first: Leitseite is the equivalent of homepage. As to which term is used more frequently, I ran a quick search in Google, specifying German as the language, and came up with approx. 71,000 hits for Leitseite, approx. 350,000 hits for Homepage. I was actually surprised to see so many hits for Leitseite, I had generally only seen homepage.

As for "check e-mail", I would probably see "E-Mail abrufen" or even just "Mail abrufen". The term "Mail" and "mailen" has become quite prevalent and designates e-mail. I did not find it in Microsoft's German glossary for Outlook 2000.
My German CompuServe book gives "Neue Post lesen" as a menu option, but I think I saw the term "Mail lesen" in my cousin's AOL interface in Germany. That should give you some options - hope it helps!
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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 16:07
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Thank you. Great in-depth answer - very well researched. It helped me decide which terms to use.

Rgs.

Lene
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naPost nachsehen oder E-Mail nachsehen - Home page = Homepage
Dan McCrosky
nasee belowUlrike Lieder


  

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27 mins
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Explanation:
To answer your second question first: Leitseite is the equivalent of homepage. As to which term is used more frequently, I ran a quick search in Google, specifying German as the language, and came up with approx. 71,000 hits for Leitseite, approx. 350,000 hits for Homepage. I was actually surprised to see so many hits for Leitseite, I had generally only seen homepage.

As for "check e-mail", I would probably see "E-Mail abrufen" or even just "Mail abrufen". The term "Mail" and "mailen" has become quite prevalent and designates e-mail. I did not find it in Microsoft's German glossary for Outlook 2000.
My German CompuServe book gives "Neue Post lesen" as a menu option, but I think I saw the term "Mail lesen" in my cousin's AOL interface in Germany. That should give you some options - hope it helps!

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 16:07
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 1505
Grading comment
Thank you. Great in-depth answer - very well researched. It helped me decide which terms to use.

Rgs.

Lene
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27 mins
Post nachsehen oder E-Mail nachsehen - Home page = Homepage


Explanation:
My OtelO E-Mail program uses "Post nachsehen".

T-Online's Webmail uses "Eingangskorb" to check incoming emails. -

T-Online, the worlds second biggest after AOL, uses "Homepage" -

"Leitseite" = "Main/Lead/Home page" -

HTH - Dan

Dan McCrosky
Local time: 01:07
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 390
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