Monday, May 28, 2007

Geekbit #1: Multiple Identities in Gmail

I never thought email addresses can have aliases too, until I used multiple identities in Mozilla Thunderbird. Today, I just started using it with Gmail.

Here's how:

Assuming that you're a registered user. Sign in, and click the 'Settings' link in the upper right part of the page (it's near the user id and the 'Sign out' link). Then click the 'Accounts' tab.

You'll have to click the 'Add another email address' link, then fill up some information and verify your email address to have something like this (I just added ****** as my other email address):

Gmail Account Settings

To use the newly added email address, just compose a message as you usually do, but you can select the source email address from the 'From' combo box now.

Gmail Multiple Identities

Managing multiple identities in a single client will spare you the trouble of loading different environments just to read mail. I hope this helps!
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