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Switch To A Gmail Account Without Changing Your Original Email Address

Gmail is certainly on its way to become the most widely used web based email due to its amazing features . Also it helps in productive email management for those who deal with lot of emails everyday .

However those who have maintained a single email address for years may not switch to Gmail , just because they think they’ll lose their current email address . Here comes one of the coolest gmail features . You can have a Gmail account , enjoy its features and read mails and send mails to others , who will still receive it from your old address . Advanced Gmail users are likely to know about this but those contemplating a switch to Gmail without changing your original address , you can do it in these simple steps :-

1: Create a Gmail account.

Yes , thats the first step . Go to www.gmail.com and create an account . That’ll take about 2 minutes . Then you can login to your Gmail account.

2: Fetch Mail from your original account.

Go to Settings on the top right corner of your Gmail . Then click on Accounts and there click on the 3rd option which says “Add another mail account”. There you can add your original address and Gmail does the rest .

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3: Add “Sent mail as” address

Now after the 2nd step , you have to add your original address under the same Accounts tab and in the first option , where it says . “Add another email address”, so that when you reply to mails , you can chose your original address and it’ll appear that you have replied from your original email address .

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4: Import Contacts

Now you need to import your contacts to your Gmail account . For this , first sign in to your original email account and go to your address book/contacts and export them as a CSV file anywhere on your computer . Then you can come back to your Gmail , click ‘Contacts’ on the left , then at the bottom click on Import and then upload the same CSV file which you had saved . And you’re done ! .

Thats it . Now you can use your Gmail account , explore its features and at the same time read mails and reply to them and the world won’t come to know that you are using Gmail . In fact you can add upto 5 such accounts and use Filters to manage them .

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  • http://www.problogdesign.com/ Michael Martin

    Nice trick. I use Outlook at the minute, but if I ever feel the need to swap to an online app, Gmail will definitely be the one for the job. :)

  • http://www.problogdesign.com/ Michael Martin

    Nice trick. I use Outlook at the minute, but if I ever feel the need to swap to an online app, Gmail will definitely be the one for the job. :)

  • http://www.problogdesign.com/ Michael Martin

    Nice trick. I use Outlook at the minute, but if I ever feel the need to swap to an online app, Gmail will definitely be the one for the job. :)

  • Abhijeet

    Thanks Michael, yup thats the beauty of gmail :)

  • Abhijeet

    Thanks Michael, yup thats the beauty of gmail :)

  • http://www.nela.in/ Rajiv

    This is a good feature with Gmail. I have been using Gmail for a couple of years now and have personlized my email ID for the past 1 year or so.

    moserws last blog post..NTR’s Kantri Movie Review!

  • http://www.nela.in/ moserw

    This is a good feature with Gmail. I have been using Gmail for a couple of years now and have personlized my email ID for the past 1 year or so.

    moserws last blog post..NTR’s Kantri Movie Review!

  • http://www.nela.in/ moserw

    This is a good feature with Gmail. I have been using Gmail for a couple of years now and have personlized my email ID for the past 1 year or so.

    moserws last blog post..NTR’s Kantri Movie Review!

  • Andrew

    dont forget to let people know though that whatever email they send out from their gmail account – using their newly added address, will have ‘sent on behalf of XXXXX@gmail.com‘. This displays on Outlook only. Apparently not a google problem, but a MS/Outlook way of handling the info.

    Makes it a very poor substitution unfortunately.

  • Andrew

    dont forget to let people know though that whatever email they send out from their gmail account – using their newly added address, will have 'sent on behalf of XXXXX@gmail.com'. This displays on Outlook only. Apparently not a google problem, but a MS/Outlook way of handling the info.

    Makes it a very poor substitution unfortunately.

  • Andrew

    dont forget to let people know though that whatever email they send out from their gmail account – using their newly added address, will have 'sent on behalf of XXXXX@gmail.com'. This displays on Outlook only. Apparently not a google problem, but a MS/Outlook way of handling the info.

    Makes it a very poor substitution unfortunately.

  • Toni

    I cannot get this to work. I keep getting an error message stating I’m using the incorrect POP mail settings. I checked Yahoo and used what was suggested and still got the following error message:

    Server denied POP3 access for the given username and password.
    POP access is limited to Yahoo! Mail Plus subscribers. Please contact Yahoo! Mail’s support team for more information.

  • Toni

    I cannot get this to work. I keep getting an error message stating I'm using the incorrect POP mail settings. I checked Yahoo and used what was suggested and still got the following error message:

    Server denied POP3 access for the given username and password.

    POP access is limited to Yahoo! Mail Plus subscribers. Please contact Yahoo! Mail's support team for more information.

  • Toni

    I cannot get this to work. I keep getting an error message stating I'm using the incorrect POP mail settings. I checked Yahoo and used what was suggested and still got the following error message:

    Server denied POP3 access for the given username and password.

    POP access is limited to Yahoo! Mail Plus subscribers. Please contact Yahoo! Mail's support team for more information.