Sunday, October 5, 2008

For Honors English People...

Are you tired of having to use two separate email accounts, one for Honors English, and one for personal use? If you are using Gmail for your personal one, I have a solution for you! What I will tell you how to do is forward the emails from your Honors account to your personal account. Once they are there, you will be able to reply to them from your Honors email address! Ok here we go... First of all, log on to your Honors email account in Gmail and go to the "Settings" tab in the upper right corner. Once there, go the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab. In the box that says forwarding, click the circle that says "Forward a copy of incoming mail to" and then type your personal email address that you want to use. From there you choose either to keep a copy in your Honors inbox, archive it (which basically saves it, it's just not in your inbox anymore), or delete it from your Honors account. I chose to simply archive it. Now, whenenver an email goes to your Honors account, you will get a copy in your personal account as well! Now you can stop there, but I went a little farther. That last part will work with any email provider, but this next one I have only figured out on Gmail. Log out of your Honors email account and log into your personal Gmail account. Go to the "Settings" tab again, but this time go to the "Accounts" tab next. In the "Send mail as:" box, click "Add another email address". Type in your Honors English account name and email address. A confirmation email will be sent to your Honors account to make sure that it is really you that sent it, so your going to have to log out and log back in to your Honors account and click the confirmation link. Congratulations! You are now able to recieve and send Honors email from your personal Gmail account! Don't worry, you can still send as your personal account. There is a tab that says "From" when you are composing mail, and you can choose which email address to send from! Hope that helps some people save the effort of having to check two email accounts!