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Question about importing mail from one of my g-mail email addresses to another?

Asked by La_chica_gomela (12488 points ) September 10th, 2011

So let’s say I have 1 email address that’s email1@gmail.com and I also have another one that’s email2@gmail.com, and I use #1 almost all the time, but I’d like to be able to give out email2 and have those emails also be delivered straight to me email1 inbox.

In my email1 inbox, when I go into “Accounts and Import” and click on “Import mail and contacts:” a new window pops up that says:

Enter the mail settings for email2@gmail.com.
Email address: email2@gmail.com

Username: email1
Password: (I type in my password)
POP Server: smtp@gmail.com
Port: 995

Then I get this error:

Server denied POP3 access for the given username and password.

Show error details Server returned error: “Unable to process the account info.”

I’ve read this a hundred times and I can’t make sense of it: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=13287&ctx=cb&src=cb&cbid=-1kj6lp2xdobiw&cbrank=5

Can anyone help please? What am I doing wrong?

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4 Answers

CWOTUS's avatar

If you want mail to be delivered from 2 to 1 as it arrives (or vice versa, from 1 to 2, but obviously not both directions), then you’re in the wrong place. You want to be in the tab for “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” to enable mail to be sent to one address and instantly appear in the other.

zenvelo's avatar

Go into account #2, click on the little wheel in the upper right hand corner, select Settings then choose the tab for Forwarding and POP/IMAP. Right at the top of the page is an area to forward the mail to another email address. I do it to forward my mail to work all the time.

dreamwolf's avatar

I had the same problem with my gmail. It was easy to take from yahoo, to google, but not google to google.

Blueroses's avatar

You can also do it easily by creating a filter in your second email address.
1) Click on “create filter” at the top of the screen
2) In the filter dialog box, enter your second account address in the “TO” field. Click “next step”
3) Put a check by “Forward it to” and enter the email address for Account #1 (You can also choose to apply a label like “forwarded” at this step
4) click “Create Filter

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