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Use Gmail to manage all your email accounts

posted Nov 17, 2011, 6:19 AM by Softhinker Qin




I don't believe a typical netizen has only one email account. Just like myself, I have a personal Gmail that being frequently used, a legacy hotmail that was my first email but is still connecting some friends, and a company email that is controlled by office email system. I don't want to open three tabs/browsers to check the latest messages all the time. Then luckily Gmail helps to solve this hassle by several simple clicks.

Go to 'Settings' of your Gmail, then click 'Accounts and Import' tab. Scroll down a bit, then click 'Add a POP3 mail account you own' link. On the pop-up page, key in the email id that you want to import, then click 'Next' button. On the next page, key in password, POP server and port, select 'Archiving incoming messages(Skip the inbox)', and you also can change the label for the incoming message. Now, click 'Add Account' button, and an activation email will be sent to the email that you want Gmail to delegate. Follow the instruction in that activation email, you'll successfully grant Gmail to receive and send message on behalf of that email.

Pretty simple, right? Repeat above steps to add all your email accounts to Gmail, and enjoy a 'login once, see all' experience on your email management!
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