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  • Hi, its me again :)
    I am using around 15 email addresses and can’t live without them :) Actually I can live without about 13 of them, but still…
    I was also considering the same step, an unified e-mail account, the one to rule them all. It would surely be a personal domain account via google apps (which I love by the way and it works ok with primary gmail acc, no logout issues), but the problem is, some of my 15 email accounts have no option to forward mail. Also, gmail offers “only” a 7 (I believe) gigs inbox, which would fill after the import. So this means deleting old email with attachments, not something I am very fond of… So for now I am just adding accounts to Thunderbird, and checking some via web interface. Oh btw, firefox has a great plugin for working with multiple gmail accounts. In case you ever need “just one more” :)

    (another plus to forwarding email to unified gmail acc is their spam filter)

  • @Klemen

    Always glad to see you around. :)

    >some of my 15 email accounts have no option to forward mail

    Do they have POP3 access? Gmail can be configured to fetch mail via POP from other accounts as alternative to forwarding.

    >gmail offers “only” a 7 (I believe) gigs inbox, which would fill after the import

    Yikes, that some hardcore email usage. %)

    >another plus to forwarding email to unified gmail acc is their spam filter

    I am not too fond of server-side spam filters, Pretty happy with Opera M2 native filter (bayesian). Anyway will have to live with Google one, I configured IMAP so I can keep an eye on spam folder, unlike web-interface that keeps it under wraps.

  • They all have pop3, yes, so that would be the way of doing it… Importing old “already read” server side mail could be an issue here with some, tho.
    Indeed I am a heavy email (ab)user, with currenly around 18k emails in my inbox, and many more in my outbox :) I’ve checked the disk usage and this means around 3,6 gigs (i don’t get any “check this out” forwarded mails, which is always a nice thing), so I suppose with some spring cleaning it would be possible. Who knows, maybe this post will be the inspiration for me to do the migration! Also, imap access to all the mail accounts on my mobile would be cool.
    Bayesian filter is cool, yes, but in my experience gmail’s one is also sweet.

  • @Klemen

    Well, I doubt it will be this smooth with your amount of mail – but I simply dragged my messages from old POP3 mailboxes to new IMAP one and Opera transferred all of them to Gmail. I was not even expecting this to work, just dragged on instinct and Opera did the rest.

  • So I guess this means worst case scenario is – installing Opera? :)

  • @Klemen

    Try dragging stuff around in Thunderbird first. Who knows. :)

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