Send/Receive Email from a different account

Delilah - May 12, 2009 at 06:07 PM
 Peter - Sep 23, 2022 at 03:26 AM

I have two gmail accounts - one for my boss and one for me. It is pretty tiring opening each email account. I would like to log into one gmail account and send and receive emails for both accounts. Is there a way for me to receive an email and send emails from my email account for my boss?

3 responses

That's so not true. It's very easy to do in gmail.

First, forward your boss's email into your account:
1. Log into your boss's account.
2. Go to Settings >> Forwarding and POP/IMAP
3. Where it says "Forwarding:" click the radio button next to "forward a copy of incoming email to" and add your email address into the box.
4. (optional) In the dropdown box, you might want to click to archive the emails that get forwarded to your new account to keep's inbox clear.
5. Click "Save Changes".

Now, set up your account to send messages from
1. Log in to your account.
2. Go to Settings >> Accounts and Import
3. Beside "Send mail as:", click the "Send mail from another address" button.
4. Follow the steps that pop up in a new window.
5. To keep things easy, click the radio button "Reply from the same address the message was sent to". This means that when you reply to messages sent to, gmail will automatically set to send the email from instead of your account (the default).
6. Click "Save Changes".
7. Log in to, and follow the directions in the email.

Super simple and it saves tonnes of time. I've got 5 different email accounts filtering into my one gmail account. It sure beats checking each one individually!
Isn't it great we oldies have smart people like you to sort out and make simple what can be daunting problems for us
Thanks a bunch Jenni
This helped me a lot. I knew you could do it, just not how to do it.

Step 1: Add an address you own

  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click Settings See all settings.
  3. Click the Accounts and import or Accounts tab.
  4. Click Add another email address in the "Send mail as" section.
  5. Enter your name and the address you want to send it from.
  6. Click Next Step Send verification.
  7. For school or work accounts, enter the SMTP server (for example, or and the username and password on that account.
  8. Click Add Account.

Step 2: Confirm the address

  1. Sign in to the account you added.
  2. Open the confirmation message you got from Gmail.
  3. Click the link.

Step 3: Change the "From" address

  1. In the message, click the "From" line.
    (If you don't see this, click the space next to the recipient's email.)
  2. Select the address to send from.

This May Work,

wellpart Posts 26 Registration date Saturday October 11, 2008 Status Member Last seen May 14, 2009 4
May 13, 2009 at 05:35 AM
No because these emails are different! it's quite impossible