How to Combine Two or More Gmail Accounts

Merge your Gmail accounts to have a single master account

To merge your Gmail accounts is to combine several accounts into one so that you can find all your mail in the same place and send mail from any account at any time. Here's how to combine or merge two or more Gmail accounts with links for more information if you need it.

If you want to access all your Gmail accounts on the same computer, you don't necessarily have to merge accounts. Instead, switch between multiple Gmail accounts when you're logged in to your other accounts.

How to Merge Gmail Accounts

Follow these general steps to access your Gmail accounts from a single account:

  1. Import emails from your other accounts to your main Gmail account. In the primary account settings, go to the Accounts and Imports page. In the Import mail and contacts section, choose Import mail and contacts. Log in as the other account from which you want to import email, and follow the on-screen instructions to import all the messages.

    Do this step for every account from which you want to import emails. You can check the progress of the merge from the Accounts and Imports page.

    Gmail settings with the Account and Imports header highlighted
  2. Add each secondary address as a sending address to the main Gmail account. This way, you can send emails from the accounts you added in Step 1, but do so from your main account so that you don't have to log in to those other accounts.

    This step should have been completed after finishing Step 1. If not, follow the instructions in that link to set up the sending addresses.

  3. Set your main account to always reply to messages using the address to which the email was sent. For example, if an email is addressed to your second account address, and you want to reply from that account. Go to the Accounts and Imports page, then, in the Send mail as section, choose Reply from the same address the message was sent to.

    Or, if you don't want to reply from the second account, choose to send mail from your primary, default account.

    Gmail settings with the Reply from the same address the message was sent to option highlighted
  4. After all your email has been imported, set up forwarding from the secondary accounts so that new messages always go to your primary account.

    Add a Forwarding Address

Now that the existing emails from your accounts are in your primary account, and each is set up to forward new messages to your main account indefinitely, you can safely remove the Send mail as accounts from the Accounts and Imports page.

You can keep messages there if you want to send mail under those accounts in the future, but it's no longer needed for the mail merge since all the existing messages (and future messages) are stored in the primary account.