How do I check mail from other accounts in Gmail?

I have three email accounts, one with Gmail, one with Yahoo, and another with my company email system. Gmail is by far the most powerful email account that I have to date. I want to consolidate all of my emails in Gmail. How do I check email from two other accounts in Gmail?

nguyen's answer

For me, until now, Google Email (aka Gmail) still is the best free email solution. It has not only the simple interface with 15GB free storage but also the powerful search engine like Google Search. Powerful search function will help you easily find out what email you need. And if you have a bunch of email accounts with different providers and would like to check all of your email in one place, Gmail is your best bet.


Google email service allows you to check mail from other accounts using POP3 protocol. Then all the emails from these accounts will be placed consolidated in your Gmail mailbox. You can do things like add label to these emails, archive them (not displaying them in Gmail inbox) which we will explore later.


Now, stay focus on what we will do. On your Gmail interface, look at the top right corner and you can see a gear icon. That’s what you have to click on. Click on that gear icon then choose “Settings” in the drop-down list.

check mail from other accounts gmail, settings


Then Google will take you into Settings interface of Gmail. Click on the link “Accounts”, then find the “Check mail from other accounts (using POP3)” section. You can see a link named “Add a POP 3 mail account you own”. Click on it right now.

check mail from other accounts gmail, account tab


After click on “Add a POP3 mail account you own”, a pop-up window will raise up for you to start add email account for checking from Gmail. In this pop-up window, type in the email address/email account that you want to check for then click on “Next Step”.

check mail from other accounts gmail, add email account


On the next window, we will have to define some options for this email account. Firstly, you have to define the connection settings (Username/Password/POP3 server, Port) for this mail account. These settings are usually provided at your hand. Just type them in. I also recommend to check the option “Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server”. It provide you other backup places for your emails.

Other things that we mentioned before is ability to “Label incoming messages” and “Archive incoming messages (Skip the inbox)”. Click to check the checkbox before each option to set it. These options help you to differentiate emails from different accounts. After setting what you need, click on “Add Account” button.

check mail from other accounts gmail, email setting


It’s all done. After clicking on “Add Account” with proper information inputted, you will see Gmail check mail from other accounts immediately.

check mail from other accounts gmail, success


Now this tip is in your hand. Add as many email accounts as you want to your Gmail fetcher and enjoy your consolidation mailbox.

Let's stay in touch!
Sign up here and you'll receive even more tech and gadget help right to your inbox, along with exclusive news and industry updates.
Category: Google and services   (Answered Hai Nguyen)
8 comments on “How do I check mail from other accounts in Gmail?
  1. Tiffani says:

    My brother suggested I would possibly like this blog. He was once totally right.
    This publish truly made my day. You cann’t consider simply how a lot
    time I had spent for this information! Thank you!

    My web site – candy crush saga hack ifunbox

  2. Nicolas says:

    I was very happy to discover this great site. I want to to thank
    you for ones time just for this fantastic read!! I definitely enjoyed every little bit of it and I have
    you book-marked to check out new stuff on your website.

    Feel free to surf to my webpage :: Hack your friend account Facebook

  3. Freeman says:

    I used to be suggested this web site by way of my cousin. I’m no
    longer sure whether or not this put up is written through him as nobody else
    recognize such particular approximately my trouble. You’re incredible!

    Feel free to surf to my homepage; knights and dragons gem hack

  4. Emilio says:

    I rarely leave a response, however I browsed a bunch of remarks on How
    do I check mail from other accounts in Gmail? – ask Nguyen. I do have 2 questions for you if it’s okay.
    Is it just me or do some of the responses appear like
    they are written by brain dead people? :-P And, if you are
    posting on additional online social sites, I’d like to keep up with you.
    Could you list of every one of all your public pages
    like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?

    Feel free to visit my website … wildstar download

  5. Luann says:

    Howdy! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to
    check it out. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my
    followers! Excellent blog and excellent style and design.

    Feel free to surf to my page: dragon city hack tool

  6. Aracely says:

    Valuable information. Lucky me I found your web site by accident, and
    I’m surprised why this twist of fate didn’t took place in advance!

    I bookmarked it.

    Take a look at my weblog – asphalt 8 hack

  7. Raymond says:

    Simply desire to say your article is as astounding. The clearness on your post is just great and i can assume you are a professional on this subject.
    Well with your permission let me to snatch your feed to stay up to date with impending post.
    Thanks 1,000,000 and please carry on the enjoyable work.

    Here is my web blog … asphalt 8 hack

  8. Dominik says:

    Marvelous, what a web site it is! This website provides useful facts to us, keep it up.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>