How to Collect Mail From Other POP Accounts in Gmail

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Gmail can retrieve mail from up to five POP accounts. You can also send emails using these account addresses from Gmail. After you set up Gmail to retrieve mail from other accounts, those addresses will appear as choices in the From field of the emails you compose.

Set Up Gmail to Retrieve POP Email

Gmail can retrieve mail from popular email services such as GMX Mail, Windows Mail, and Yahoo Mail. These services may have specific instructions that describe how to access the service in Gmail. If not, follow the generic instructions below.

To have Gmail retrieve mail from an existing POP email account:

  1. Select Settings.

    Turn off Gmail conversation view
  2. Choose Settings.

    Turn off Gmail Conversation View
  3. Go to the Accounts and Import tab.

    Gmail settings screen with the Accounts and Import menu highlighted
  4. In the Check mail from other accounts section, select Add a mail account.

    Gmail settings with Add a mail account highlighted
  5. Enter the email address to check through Gmail, then select Next.

    Add a mail account menu in Gmail with the Next button highlighted
  6. Select Import emails from my other account (POP3).

    If the option to link accounts with Gmailify is available, addresses from some email providers (Yahoo, AOL, Outlook, Hotmail, and a few others) can use Gmailify.

    Gmail's "Add a mail account" menu with the "import emails from my other account" option highlighted
  7. Enter the Username, Password, Pop Server, and Port information. Look for this information on your email service provider's website.

    Select the options that are appropriate for your situation. Gmail recommends using a secure connection and labeling incoming messages. If the purpose of this account is to back up messages, select Archive incoming messages to move messages to All mail.

    Gmail: enter settings for additional email account
  8. Select Add Account.

    Email credentials entry menu for Gmail with the Add Account button highlighted