Get Gmail features for your other email accounts

If you have a Yahoo, AOL, Outlook, Hotmail, or select non-Gmail accounts, use Gmailify to get many of Gmail's features with that address.

To do this, you’ll need to link your account to Gmail. After you link your account, you’ll see all your messages in your Gmail inbox, plus these changes:

Note: If you link another account to an existing Gmail account, you might reach your storage limit. Learn how to clear your Google storage.

Link your address to Gmail

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  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 Add account.
  5. Choose the type of account you want to add.
    • If you check work or school emails through Outlook for Windows, select Outlook, Hotmail, and Live.
    • If you don't see your email service, select Other.
  6. Follow the steps on the screen to add your account, then tap Try Gmailify.

After you link your other address to Gmail, you’ll see those messages both in your Gmail app and on the web at mail.google.com. You’ll be able to read, reply to, and organize those messages just like you do in Gmail.

Unlink your address

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. In the top left, tap the Menu Menu.
  3. Scroll down, then tap Settings.
  4. Tap the Gmail account you'd like to unlink from your other account.
  5. Under "General," tap Gmailify and then Unlink and then Unlink.

After you unlink your accounts, Gmail will stop showing you new messages from your other account.

Find emails from your other account in Gmail

Gmail might organize your messages differently from other email services.

Empty trash limit

Messages in your "Trash" won't necessarily be deleted according to Gmail's 30-day limit, but according to the "Empty trash" limit of your other mail service.

For example, if your other email service keeps a message in "Trash" for 60 days before permanently deleting it, you'll see the message in Gmail "Trash" for 60 days.

Archived emails

When you archive an email in Gmail, it’s stored in a new "Archive" folder in your other email service.

To find archived messages in your other account, check the "Archive" folder.

Labels and folders

When you add a label to a message, you'll see a folder with that label name in your other email account. For example, if you added a "Work" label to a message in Gmail, you can find the message in a folder called "Work" in your other email account.

If you add multiple labels to a message, you'll see multiple folders that each have a copy of the message.

Note: Don't add multiple labels to your messages if you have limited storage space in your non-Gmail account.

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