I have two gmail accounts, and want to switch which one is the "main" account.
May 16, 2011 2:53 PM Subscribe
I have several email accounts, but use email@example.com as the main account. I now want to use account2@gmail as the main - for chat, to store all of my emails, and as the main sender. How can I do this painlessly?
posted by quadrilaterals to Technology (6 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I currently have account1 and account2 on gmail. Account2 forwards all received emails to account1 (and archives them), and I have a few other addresses that forward to account1. I want to now use Account2 as my main email address for emails and chat.
Account1 has 912 MB of messages (mostly archived), chat histories, 838 contacts, and quite a few chat contacts. I have two sites in Analytics, two Picasa albums and 145 Google Docs. I want to transfer that all over, ideally without sending everyone an annoying email saying I'm using Account2. I can easily change the forwarding, but I want to move my history, docs, and contacts with me.
(If gmail would just not include "sent by account1@gmail on behalf of account2", my life would be so much easier.)
Talk to me like I'm stupid about this. (Because I am.)