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 .
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 .
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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