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Maxime Mailloux

How to label forwarded emails from another gmail account ?

Hi, I'm trying to set up the company email for my uncle, I've bought a domain name and set up 6 different gmail account and a main account. So I have for example fin...@company.com, empl...@company.com etc, and com...@company.com that serves as a main account. What I want to do is automatically forward all the emails from all the account to main one (I already did that) but I want to be able to see which emails comes from which gmail account in the main gmail inbox, like automatically label forwarded emails. Is there a way to do so ?

P.S: Sorry for my poor english 
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Hello Maxime
Thanks for your post
What you need to do is to setup POP3 for all the other accounts.
To do this

First, change your settings in 5 sub accounts:

  1. Open the Gmail account you want to import from.
  2. At the top right, click the gear Settings.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  5. In the "POP Download" section, select Enable POP for all mail.
  6. In the drop-down menu next to "2. When messages are accessed with POP," choose what to do with messages in this account, such as keep Gmail’s copy in the inbox (recommended).
  7. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.

Then, change your settings in your Main:

  1. Open the Gmail account you want to import to.
  2. At the top right, click the gear Settings.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select the Accounts and Import tab.
  5. In the "Check mail from other accounts (using POP3)" section, click Add a POP3 mail account you own.
  6. Enter the full email address of the other account, then click Next Step.
  7. Enter your password. If you use 2-Step Verification, you’ll need to enter a new app password.
  8. Now you have a few options to choose from. Here’s our recommended settings:
    • Leave a copy of retrieved messages on the server - Leave unchecked. This setting is controlled in the POP settings of your other account.
    • Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail - Keep checked.
    • Label incoming messages - Check the box if you’d like to easily see which emails in your inbox came from this account.
    • Archive incoming messages - Leave unchecked. Only check if you don’t want to see new messages from the other account in your inbox.
  9. Click Add Account. If you get an error message while getting set up, click the Show error details link to find out more about what’s not working.
  10. Once your account has been added successfully, you'll be asked if you want to be able to send mail as this address. This lets you compose messages in Gmail, but have them appear to be sent from your other email account.

Gmail will check your other account for new emails periodically. and they will appear separate from each other.

Click here for more information on this



You can try to use filter to filter the incoming mails. 

Original Poster
Maxime Mailloux
Hi, I did all the steps you metionned but when I try to add my POP3 sub account to my main I get this error message: Server returned error: "Connection timed out: There may be a problem with the settings you added. Please contact your other email provider to verify the correct server name and port."
The easiest way is to set up forwarding to use "plus aliases", then filter on the delivery address.  
  • In each forwarding account, set up the forwarding address to use a matching alias: e.g., <mainuser+fin...@company.com>
  • In the main account set up a filter to find the alias in the Delivered-to field with deliveredto:alias.  E.g., deliveredto:finance.

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