How to Combine All Your Email Addresses

By Kara Page

Between work, school, and personal email accounts, it can sometimes be difficult to manage all of your emails. While there are many ways to consolidate your email addresses so they all go to one account, the simplest solution for most people is to set up a Gmail account and have all of your other accounts direct incoming emails directly to that account. By doing this, you will not only receive all of your emails in your Gmail account, you can also send emails from the other accounts through Gmail.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with Internet connection

Step 1

Set up a Gmail account. Go to and click Create an Account in the bottom right corner. Fill out the information, including your name, a desired login name, password and security question and answer. Then click Create My Account.

Step 2

Change your account settings by clicking on Settings in the top right corner next to your email address. Click on Accounts (or Accounts and Import, depending on your account).

Step 3

Click Import Mail and Contacts. A window will open with the question "What account do you want to import from?" Enter one of your email addresses -- for example, -- and click continue.

Step 4

Enter your password for the email account you entered in Step 3 and click continue.

Step 5

Enter the email address and password again, and choose the correct POP server from the drop down menu. Choose whether or not you would like to leave a copy of the retrieved message on the server, whether you want to use a secure connection, a label for incoming messages, and whether or not you would like to automatically archive incoming messages. Click Add Account.

Step 6

Repeat Steps 2 -- 5 for every email address you have.

Tips & Warnings

  • Because this email account may be used for both professional and personal purposes, it's best to keep your address simple, like just your first and last name.