Importing POP3 mails into GMail

Gmail offers its users a bunch of services and for free. One special service, which I think most people are unaware of, is that you can import other email account’s mail into your Gmail account using POP3 and you can send email ‘from’ that account without actually logging into that account. In this sense, Gmail is like your Email program like Outlook or Thunderbird. Suppose you want to import your Yahoo! mail account’s email into Gmail and label them as “Yahoo! Mail”. Here’s what you have to do:

  • Log into you Gmail account and go to the “Settings” page.
  • Click on “Accounts and Import”
  • Under “Check mail using POP3”, click on “Add POP3 email account”
  • Write the Yahoo! mail address.
  • Write your Yahoo! username (with @yahoo.com part) and password.
  • Enable “Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail”.
  • Enable “Label incoming messages:” and select an appropriate label.
  • Click on “Add account”. You are done.

Now, if you want to be able to send emails from your Yahoo! account through your Gmail account, proceed forward and you will receive an email into your Yahoo! account with a validation number. Copy that number and put that number into your Gmail add account window. From now on, you can select the sender email address each time you send an email from your Gmail. Isn’t that cool?

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