Instructions On How To Fetch Email From Other Accounts In Gmail

One of the biggest advantages of using Gmail for me has been having the capacity to have all my email accounts coming into the one spot, which I can access from anywhere that has internet access!

Gmail’s Mail Fetcher can download messages from up to five other email accounts, centralising all your email in Gmail. I have created some step by step instructions with screen images to take you through how you can set up Gmail to fetch email from your other email accounts.

Step 1


Once you have logged into your Gmail account, click on Settings in the top right hand corner.

Step 2


In the Settings menu you have a number of options to choose from. Click on Accounts.

Step 3


From the options in Accounts, select Add another email address.

Step 4


Enter the email address that you want Gmail to fetch mail from.

Step 5


You will need to enter the password to your other email account where the green arrow is pointing. Gmail will fill in most of the information for you on this screen. Depending on what type of email account you are fetching email from, you may need to change the information highlighted with the red arrow.

Step 5


The next screen should say that your mail account has been added. If you want to send emails as well from this account. It is essential that you click yes as indicated by the green arrow and follow the next steps.

Step 6


Enter the name that you would you would like to appear when you send emails from this account.

Step 7


Gmail will need to verify that you own the account which you are adding. Click on Send verification. This will send an email to the account that you are trying to add to Gmail.

Step 8


Check your email account for the verification email. Once received you will have two options:
(1). Click on link in email.
(2). Enter code from email. (In the image above I have entered the code.)

Step 9


Gmail should then take you back to the Accounts tab under the Setting options as illustrated above.

If you have set up Gmail address to move your email account on line and want to still use your other email account as your main email account, you will need to change the default settings.

The green arrow above is pointing to the Make default function. Click that option to make your added account the default email address from which you will send email.

Step 10


If you have multiple email accounts that you use regularly, I recommend checking the radio button highlighted by the green arrow. This will ensure that replies that you send to people will come from the same address the message was sent to.

And that is it! You now have your emails coming into the same place, have a fantastic spam filter in operation and have massive amounts of storage space.