Best Multi-User Email App?

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    Best Multi-User Email App?


    Hello. I am looking for an email app that will support 2 users, each with 2 different email accounts (one gmail and one outlook account each). Ideally they would like to use a single email program for both of them but would like separate inboxes for each person.

    So, ideally:
    • One email program.
    • Two inboxes, with each inbox collecting email from a unique gmail account and a unique outlook account.


    Will be interested in any suggestions.
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  2. Posts : 81
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    Gmail does it all.
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  3. Posts : 7
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    debsawyer said:
    Gmail does it all.
    There's a Gmail app for Windows?
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    fisher99 said:
    There's a Gmail app for Windows?
    No, but you can use the web.
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    What's wrong with Windows mail app?
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  6. Posts : 7
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    This is for some older friends. They don't like web based email and want a dedicated email app. I am unfamiliar with Windows email apps, hence my query here. I don't know that there is anything wrong with Windows Mail. If you are confident that it will support the needs that I outlined in my query, then it will likely be a good solution.
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  7. Posts : 7
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    I should have also noted that someone currently has them set up with the Thunderbird email client, but while it handles all 4 of their email accounts, it shows them as 4 separate inboxes in the Thunderbird app. They each have to check 2 inboxes for their gmail and outlook mail. They are wanting a solution that pares that down to just 1 inbox for each of them.
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  8. Posts : 2,315
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    You can use the Mail App built into Windows 10. I use it with Gmail and Outlook Mail Accounts.
    There is the option in Settings > Manage Accounts > Link Inboxes.
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    fisher99 said:
    This is for some older friends. They don't like web based email and want a dedicated email app. I am unfamiliar with Windows email apps, hence my query here. I don't know that there is anything wrong with Windows Mail. If you are confident that it will support the needs that I outlined in my query, then it will likely be a good solution.
    Hi there @fisher99

    Outlook still really is the best if you have ms Office -- it works with multiple accounts and also if you need to get email from EXCHANGE type servers ( a lot of work type emails use these).

    Thunderbird does all this too and is reasonably "outlook like although there's a bit of a learning curve.
    I think all email clients will show different accounts as having different inboxes -- if you want all incoming emails to go to a specific account I believe you can do this with some sort of email forwarding with both outlook and thunderbird - I'm not a specialist in this type of stuff though.

    If you can get email forwarding or aliasing to work you can set outlook when it starts to open a specific inbox - it's in the options.

    I think this might do it for outlook


    Automatically Forward Email in Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007

    I'd set up a specific email account to receive emails from their standard accounts, auto forward to this inbox and get outlook to open that account automatically.

    Not sure if thunderbird can do it -- might play around later.

    Another possibility is buy a cheap domain -- anything.eu or whatever these all have an email program in them - give this out as your standard email address and set that program to forward the relevant outlook account --- most of these hosted domains allow several mailboxes so your 4 accounts could easily be auto forwarded to the relevant outlook account. Hosted domains with minimal requirements can cost as little as 10 USD a year -- cheaper than mail forwarding programs .

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. Posts : 2,315
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    This is the Windows 10 Mail App Linked Inbox option:
    Attachment 170984
    In the work scenario, I used the Outlook Mail client, but then I did not have to pay for that.
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