If you are reading this, you want to merge emails in Gmail, and you probably want a bunch of email accounts merged. Super smart move.
Whether you want two Gmail accounts or 4 Gmail accounts together, being able to connect Gmail accounts makes a ton of sense.
It’s more efficient, makes you see everything you need to see, and allows you to rock some of the premium extensions that you wouldn’t invest on, on any of your premium accounts.
In this guide, we’ll show you how to merge Gmail accounts as well as how to merge G Suite accounts, but also how to fix any issues you may have.
Getting Your Emails Forwarded
The first part to merging email accounts is to get your emails from your secondary inbox, forwarding to your primary inbox.
- To do that, first, open up your secondary inbox and press on the ⚙️ icon.
- Next, press on Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
- Click on Add a Forwarding address.
Next, type in your primary email and proceed to connect your email.
When that is done, go back to Forwarding and POP/IMAP, and press on “Forward a copy of incoming mail to…” which will get your emails forwarded to your main account.
That’s the first step to merging emails in Gmail.
Sending All of Your Emails From One Account
The main aspect of merging emails and the main benefits of it comes from being able to send all of your emails from just one account.
For instance, if you rock a ton of email accounts and currently only rock MailTag, which is our email tracking extension, with just one account, by merging your email accounts together, you’ll be able to track all your emails on all of your accounts, just like that.
Don’t currently use MailTag?
Since you are reading about emails, it’s safe to assume you want to get the most out of your email, right?
MailTag allows you to do that by tracking when your emails are opened, where they are opened, and even what links are clicked on.
That data can allow you to send better emails faster.
What are you waiting for?
To merge email sending in Gmail, while still remaining in the Settings of your Gmail, go to Accounts and Import. (Accounts in G Suite.)
In the Send mail as, click on the Add another email address part, and input the name and address you want to send your email as. That is your secondary email.
Input the email you would like to add and input the password. We also advise labeling incoming messages.
Press on Add Account.
At this point, most people will have an issue that most guides never mention.
There’s a pretty big chance that when you try to merge emails in Gmail, that you are going to have issues signing it.
This is what your Gmail account will tell you:
In this case, confirm that it was you, and go to the Less Secure Apps part of your Gmail and enable less secure apps.
You might now have to wait around 4 hours or longer (not more than 24) before these settings get changed, and you can sign in.
Lastly, confirm your email, and from now, you’ll see a From section when composing your emails. Simply select who you want the emails to look like from.
And that’s it.
That’s How to Merge Your Emails in Gmail
These steps? They offer huge possibilities as far as combining your inbox and sending emails from just one account, while at the same time, giving you an opportunity to use premium extensions on all your accounts.