Perhaps you have multiple email accounts. Not so unusual – work, home, maybe you run a side business or club. Those emails can add up.
It’s easy to have Gmail manage them all for you. Here’s how you do it:
- Log into your primary Gmail account.
- Go to Options | Mail settings (click on the gear logo upper right portion of your screen).
- Choose “Accounts” tab.
- Mid way down the screen, click on the “Add another email address you own” link.
- A pop up box will prompt you to enter your real name and the secondary email address. Do that.
- A message box will ask you if you want to send the mail through the servers of the primary email address. That is the easier selection.
- Gmail will prompt you to send a verification to the secondary email address. Do that.
- Check your secondary email address for the verification code. (Best to do that in a different browser so you don’t inadvertently exit out of your primary email account.)
- Enter the verification code in the pop up box. If you don’t do it here, you can close the pop up; find the secondary account in the Settings | Accounts tab, click on the “verify” link and the verification code.
- That’s it! Now you can send email within your primary account, either as your primary account or your secondary account.
- Have more than one secondary account? No problem! You can add multiple secondary accounts.