Gmail comes with numerous benefits for users to make things convenient for them. One of such top features of Gmail is the option to access another email account from its platform. Not only Gmail, a user can also access their non-Gmail account to their Gmail accounts. For example, if you have a non-Gmail account like Yahoo Mail, you can easily set up your Yahoo Mail account on Gmail and access and operate your Yahoo Mail account within it. To know how to configure a non-Gmail account (for example, Yahoo Mail) on Gmail, follow the step-by-step instructions provided in this guide below.
Steps to Add an Email Address to Gmail
1.) Sign in to your Gmail account on your web browser and click on the Gear icon located on the right-hand side corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear on your screen.
2.) From the drop-down menu that appears on your screen, you will need to click on the Settings option. You will be taken to the Settings window of your Gmail account.
3.) In the Settings window of your Gmail account, you will need to go to the “Check mail from other accounts” section.
4.) In the “Check mail from other accounts” section, you will need to click on the Add a mail account option located next to it. This will open a small window on your screen.
5.) In the “Add a mail account” box, you will need to enter the email address of your Yahoo Mail account or any other email account which you wish to add to your Gmail account.
6.) Once you have entered the email address in the prompted field, you will need to click on the Next button. As you will click on the Next button, you will be directed to the next screen where you will be prompted with the following two options:
- Link accounts with Gmailify
- Import email from my other account (POP3)
7.) From the given options, you will need to select the first option – “Link accounts with Gmailify” and click on the Next button.
NOTE: Selecting the first option “Link accounts with Gmailify” will allow you to keep both email addresses and manage emails from both using your Gmail inbox.
8.) As you will click on the Next button, you will be directed to the next page where you will be prompted to agree to the following conditions:
- Profiles Read and write
Read and update your extended profile information like email address, first name, last name, birthday, pictures, etc.
- Yahoo Mail Read and write
By agreeing, you're giving this application access to complete e-mail messages and attachments, and allowing message sending, editing, moving, and deleting.
- Yahoo Mail Full access
By agreeing, you're giving this application access to complete e-mail messages and attachments, and create filters.
9.) In order to add another email address to your Gmail account, you will need to allow the permission for the above-mentioned conditions by clicking on the Agree button.
10.) As you will click on the Agree button, you will be taken to the next screen where you will be provided a notification that your Yahoo Mail account has been added to your Gmail account successfully. Here, you will need to click on the Close button. Now as you will see your Settings section of your Gmail account, you will find your Yahoo Mail account’s email address listed in the Check mail from other accounts section under the Accounts and Import tab.
So, these are the steps you will need to follow in order to add an email account to your Gmail account.