Tool to manage multiple Gmail accounts?
July 15, 2005 7:25 PM   Subscribe

Has anyone written a tool that lets you manage multiple Gmail accounts? I'm envisioning something similar to the Gmail notifier, that lets you log on to 3+ accounts at once and easily check them.
posted by agropyron to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Eprompter works really well.
posted by panoptican at 8:09 PM on July 15, 2005

It doesn't support IMAP. I wish it did.
posted by bonaldi at 8:19 PM on July 15, 2005

I use outlook express. 3 accounts work fine on it. I forward other gmail accounts to these 3 accounts.
posted by webmeta at 8:49 PM on July 15, 2005

And Thunderbird works very well for 3 GMail and multiple other accounts, too.
posted by ptm at 11:28 PM on July 15, 2005

Gtray is the best I've found for that. Functionality comes up a bit short for me, though. The excellent poptray, which I've used for years, has a gmail plugin, but it's a bit flaky. I haven't bothered trying the workaround mentioned in the forums yet.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:40 PM on July 15, 2005

Note that the gmail plugin is slightly flaky, not poptray itself. The app is pure freeware gold.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:57 PM on July 15, 2005

You can always forward all the accounts into one address and then use labels and filters to manage them all. That way you only have to check one, but everything stays nice and tidy. That's what I do.
posted by JPowers at 9:23 AM on July 16, 2005

OFFTOPICfilter Jpowers,
if you are forwarding gmail accounts, how did you get that to work?
posted by Ferrari328 at 12:01 PM on July 16, 2005

Nevermind my previous post. I just tried it and it works. Sorry Sorry..... Can you remove a post?
posted by Ferrari328 at 12:05 PM on July 16, 2005

maybe this isn't what you mean, but i downloaded this widget and opened three instances of it, and i have each one logged into a different gmail account. it's working fine--turns red when i have a new message and shows how many new messages there are. doesn't show subject/sender or any other information though--have to click on the widget and it opens a browser window automatically logged into the appropriate gmail inbox.
posted by rio at 12:38 PM on July 16, 2005

Response by poster: EPrompter looks totally sweet. I will definitely check it out. Otherwise I will try the Thunderbird route.

Thanks everyone!
posted by agropyron at 1:02 PM on July 16, 2005

You can also get your Gmail through an Atom feed. Instructions are in the Help Center; look for the Atom section. Any aggregator that supports passwords for secure feeds can be used.

It's easy to set up and an ideal solution for multiple Gmail accounts.
posted by lambchop1 at 5:28 PM on July 16, 2005

Eprompter does not hold a candle to poptray, I'm telling you. But whatever.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:15 PM on July 16, 2005

Response by poster: If anyone's still looking at this thread: Eprompter seems to have some serious flaws. It failed to notify me of several emails that had come in.
posted by agropyron at 9:26 AM on July 18, 2005

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