Add another email account to the Gmail app

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

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 emails from most email addresses using the Gmail app on Android, including Yahoo and Hotmail. Instead of forwarding your emails, 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.
  2. In the top right, tap your profile picture.

  3. Tap Add another account.
  4. Choose the type of account that you'd like to add.
    • If you check work or school emails through Outlook for Windows, select Outlook, Hotmail and Live.
    • If you can't see your email service, select Other.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to add your account.
Remove an account
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail
  2. In the top right, tap your profile picture.
  3. Tap Manage accounts on this device.
  4. Tap the email account that you want to remove. 
  5. Tap Remove account

See all accounts in Gmail app

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  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.

'Something went wrong' or 'Couldn't open connection to server'

You can't add non-IMAP accounts, such as Exchange and POP, to your Gmail app. If you're adding a different type of account, check with your email provider to make sure that IMAP has been turned on.

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