Most people these days have multiple email addresses and it can be frustrating logging into different accounts to check them all. Luckily there are two simple steps to combine all these accounts into one Gmail account.
1. Forward all of your various email addresses to your Gmail account.
Most email clients allow the auto-forwarding of emails. If you have an old yahoo email address, or have an email address through your website host, you can set up all emails sent to those addresses to automatically be sent to your Gmail (or any other) email account. Every email client is different, so, if you need exact instructions on where to find the forwarding options for your email client, just Google “your email client set up forwarding” for details.
2. Set up a “Send As” for each of your email addresses on your Gmail Account (the one you want to be your main account). Setting this up allows you to send emails from your main Gmail account and have the sending address be one of your other email addresses.
2A) Navigate to the “Send Mail As” section of Gmail Settings. (Pictured Below)
2B) Click “Add another email address you own.”
2C) Enter the email address that you are trying to “send as” from your Gmail account. I recommend treating the email address as an alias.
2D) Unless you know what your doing and have reason to do otherwise, send the mail through Gmail.
2E) Send the verification to your email address your trying to add to your Gmail.
2F) Because we have already set up a forwarder in step 1, this verification should be auto-forwarded to your Gmail inbox. Accept the verification.
2G) Repeat steps 1 & 2 for all of your extra email addresses.