Consolidating Gmails

I’ve been using Gmail for a pretty long time now.  And over the years I’ve accumulated several random gmail addresses (palmerforpresident@gmail.com; eric.vanbergen@gmail.com; vanberge@gmail.com, vanberge@comcast.net, etc.)

So today I finally took a much needed step to combine all those accounts into my main Gmail account.  First, I set every one of my other gmail addresses to simply forward to vanberge@gmail.com (and to delete the original copy).  Then, I used Gmail’s “Send email as” feature to allow me to send email from any of my email addresses from my main account.

Now I can stop managing all these random Gmail accounts I’ve created over the years.   A small step that I should have taken quite awhile ago, but later is better than never I guess.