Yes, sorry, the OP on this page suggests once the test email is received, then continue to the POP3 thread to finish off. I then read the POP3 header, thought ‘this sounds complicated’, and sure enough in the comments somebody asked about the POP3 instructions. And the answer was effectively ‘don’t bother, just return to this topic’.
So I think, yes, the instructions should be more clear with ‘if you are familiar with POP3…’. To be honest I don’t really know what polling is. So I guessed to set ‘manual polling’, gave it a whirl and it worked. The gmail references especially are confusing.
Ok, re-reading this:
I guess I misinterpreted the POP3 link as extra instructions rather than a link to further information. Could be easier just to say something along the lines:
Now email is being received set ‘manual polling’ and set ‘reply by email’ in Settings and newbies you are away (PS here is some POP3 info if interested–>)