If you have multiple email accounts or email accounts on your own domain, you might want to combine all accounts in one master account and have a single inbox with the functionality of multiple inboxes. In this post, we will see how to do just that. We will see how to configure an external email account in your Gmail inbox. Using this method, you will be able to receive external mails in your Gmail inbox and also send mails using the external id while staying in the Gmail inbox itself. You can also send externals mails using Gmail servers using this method.
Step 1: Click on the right gear icon and go on “Settings”.
Step 2: Go to the “Accounts” tabs and click on “Add another email address you own”
Step 3: In the pop-up window, enter the email address and make sure “Treat as an alias.” is checked.
Step 4: Click on next step and select “Send through Gmail” if you wish to send the mails via Gmail servers (useful option if you have your own domain whose mails are going into spam perhaps because your shared server has led to your IP being blacklisted) or select “Send through xxxxx SMTP servers” if you want to send mails using your own servers (you will need to know your server email configuration for this)
Step 5: Click on next step and complete the verification process. Once you have configured the email account, you can send mails using the new account by going on the usual “Compose” link and then selecting the account from the drop down in the “From” field. This is shown below: You can use this method to configure multiple email accounts in your Gmail inbox and send / receive mails on all accounts using a single inbox. I suggest you apply labels to categorize mails from individual accounts to avoid confusion and keep your inbox organized. Click here to read more.