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Six ways to get more from Gmail

Make Google email do more

There's much more to Google's free email service than an inbox. Here's how to turn Gmail into a major productivity booster.

Fetch mail from other accounts

Although you probably have one primary email account, you may regularly receive messages at more than one address.

You can configure Outlook, Thunderbird, and other email programs to download messages from all of your accounts, so that you can see all of your email in one convenient location (get Thunderbird here). Not surprisingly, Gmail lets you do the same thing, allowing you to centralise all of your mail in Gmail's inbox.

Besides reducing your likelihood of forgetting which account has the message you're looking for, this practice ensures that all of your mail will pass through Gmail's excellent spam filter. For instructions on how to proceed, see "Use Gmail as a universal inbox".


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