If you’re like me one email account just isn’t enough. I’ve got several, most gmail, that I use on a regular basis. However, since I got my iPhone in the fall of last year I’ve been a little annoyed with the way I’ve had to interact with one of my accounts.
I like to be able to send mail from multiple accounts on my iPhone. This requires me setting them up individually. No big deal. I also like to see all of my email in one big in box. Again, no big deal, the iPhone handles this with ease.
However, I like to also be able to work with my mail on my PC. Here’s the problem. Until recently the only way to interact with all of my accounts was to set them up on my primary gmail account and have it check all my mail. If I didn’t do this I would have to log out of gmail and log in with my alternate account to check my mail.
The problem is that because I have my primary gmail account checking my email and I have that account and my secondary account setup on my iPhone I get two copies of every message on my iPhone.
I know, I know, it’s a first world problem at its best but it annoys the crap out of me.
Imagine my happiness today when I attempted to log into my secondary account on my laptop and discovered that Google Chrome now allows me to be logged in simultaneously to BOTH of my gmail accounts. This means I can switch between the two in gmail without having to log out.