Corralling all of your email into Gmail
Gmail seems to have emerged as everyone’s favorite email service, but what if you’re stuck with (or loathe to leave) non-Gmail addresses? Profhacker shares 3 ways to use Gmail as your final email destination.
One of the most important (and least known tips) is that you can actually use Gmail to fetch mail from your other email addresses.
Mail Fetcher. As long as the account you want to read in Gmail supports POP access, you can use Mail Fetcher [a feature of Gmail, not an external program] to do the job. Mail Fetcher essentially lets Gmail check your other account for you, so you don’t have to remember to do it. The only restriction is that Mail Fetcher can handle a maximum of five accounts.
Check out the post to learn other ways to bring all of your email together into one unified interface.
NOTE: Also, if you’re a Mac user, you can use Mailplane (review coming soon) to view multiple Gmail accounts from one place (helpful if you have a personal Gmail account and a Gmail-powered account from work, school, or another organization.)
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