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Add another email account to the Gmail app

Read and send mail from Yahoo, Hotmail, and other email addresses using the Gmail app, instead of forwarding your mail.

What you can do with your non-Google address

You can use many of the same Gmail features as Google Accounts:

You can read and send mail from most email addresses using the Gmail app on Android, including Yahoo and Hotmail. Instead of forwarding your mail, you can add that account to the Gmail app.

Add or remove your account

You can add both Gmail and non-Gmail accounts to the Gmail app for Android.

Add an account
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail product logo.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. To the right of your username, tap the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  4. Tap Add account.
  5. Choose the type of account you want to add.
    • If you use Office 365, select Exchange.
    • If you check work or school emails through Outlook for Windows, select Exchange.
    • If you don't see your email service, select Other.
  6. Follow the steps on the screen to add your account.
Remove an account
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail product logo.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. To the right of your username, tap the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  4. Tap Manage accounts and then Google or Personal.
  5. Tap the email account you want to remove.
  6. Tap More Moreand then Remove account.

Switch or see all accounts in Gmail app

Switch accounts

Messages on the Gmail app stay separate for each account.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail product logo.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. To the right of your username, tap the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  4. Tap the account you want to use.
See mail from all your accounts in the same inbox
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail product logo.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap All inboxes.

I'm getting an error

Username and password not accepted

Check with your other email service for:

  • The correct server, port, and security settings
  • Whether you need an app-specific password to sign in

Note: If you're trying to add an iCloud account to Gmail, learn how to enter iCloud settings.

Email security not guaranteed

If your other email service doesn't support the highest level of security for your messages, we'll show you this warning.

If the issue isn't severe, you'll have the option to add your account using an unsecured connection:

  1. In the "Security type" section, tap the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  2. Select None.

Note: If you choose this option, your connection to your email service won't be encrypted. This means that someone might see the username, password, or message information of your added account.

Certificate error

If you see any of the error messages below, your other email service might not support a secure connection.

  • Certificate not trusted
  • Certificate expired or not yet valid
  • Certificate has been changed
  • Certificate subject and hostname mismatch
  • Certificate not found

To help fix the error, you can report it to your other email service:

  1. On the error message, tap More info.
  2. In the top right, tap More Moreand then Share.

Note: You might need to do a search for the contact information of your other email service.

Michelle is a Gmail expert and the author of this help page. Leave her feedback about this help page.

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