Consolidating email accounts outlook
As I noted previously, the advantage to this type of configuration is that it happens automatically as mail comes in, so depending on the speed of your main account's email collection, this could actually be more immediate.
(Some email services don't let you configure how frequently to check for mail at secondary accounts.) The disadvantage, however, is that you lose the ability to automatically act on behalf of the secondary account when accessing forwarded mail (and sending new mail) from the main account.
Email forwarding is ideal – when your other email account receives email, it will immediately forward the new mail to your inbox with minimal delay.
In my previous article in this series, How-To Collect Email From Other Accounts, I examined the most common way in which you can consolidate two or more email accounts in the cloud. In addition to configuring your primary email account to collect email from other, secondary, accounts, you could alternatively configure your secondary accounts to forward mail, automatically, to your primary account.
That's because the main account has no real understanding of where your email has come from.
But, as it turns out, there is still a way to configure this capability separately, and manually, as you'll see below.
When you combine Outlook inbox, you also save on-screen space.
But as before, this general process should work with almost any email services, though the details and capabilities will vary from service to service. First, we'll look at forwarding Gmail-based email to Hotmail, and then the reverse.This is easier than juggling multiple accounts and linking them together.You’ll just have multiple email addresses associated with the same account, not different email accounts with their own passwords and separate inboxes.But this week, Microsoft added that capability, called Send Email, and you can now safely aggregate all of your other email accounts through if you’d like.Before this change, would let you send email from other account, but it would be marked as coming “on behalf of” or “via” your account, which many people found unacceptable.
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