If you’re like me and your main email account is Gmail then when you get yourself setup with Google Apps on your new website domain then you have a problem – a nice easy way to seamlessly retrieve your domain email using Gmail. When I first encountered this problem I struggled to actually find any up-to-date information on the topic. There were a lot of complicated methods of setting up multiple Gmail accounts and using third-party tools to fetch mail between the accounts – no thanks!
But who wants to be having to access three or 4 different email services to keep track of new mail? Not me. There had to be a better way. There was and you’ll be pleased to know it’s actually really easy.
Step 1 – Enable POP on your Google Apps account
Firstly login to your new Google Apps email. Go to Settings and Forwarding and POP/IMAP. Enable POP for your all your email (this will fetch any existing email in your account) and save the change.
Step 2 – Add the account to your existing Gmail account
Login to your main Gmail account. Go to Settings > Accounts and add your Google Apps email account:
Mail server: pop.gmail.com
That’s it – you’re done! I recommending choosing the Add a label option so you know where your emails are coming from.