It's important to remember that these two separate approaches--cloud- and client-based consolidation--are not mutually exclusive.
In fact, depending on how many email accounts you're consolidating, you may wish to use a combination of these approaches, consolidating in the cloud in some cases, and on the client in others.
Using this method the email management and access is kept completely separate..
If the email accounts are from different email providers then you can open all mailboxes at the same time, each in a separate browser tab as shown in the screen shot below: If you have multiple accounts from the same provider i.e.
You'll probably want to keep all your email accounts active and receiving mail, at least for a while.
My hypothetical Sun pod, regular readers will recall, costs around 80K and includes the rack, oversize UPS, network gear, disk arrays, and at least one 16GB or larger T2000 processor.In Thinking About Email Consolidation Strategies, I outlined my desire to simplify the email quagmire in which I've found myself by consolidating multiple accounts on different services into a smaller and more manageable subset of services.Aside from simply closing unwanted accounts, there are two basic ways to do this, I noted: Via the cloud and via PC- and mobile device-based email apps.What will be the best way depends on what email client and device Joe wants to use, and whether or not he needs to keep the email in the different accounts private and/or separate.Joe could decide to keep his email accounts separate.
But you want mail sent to Yahoo, AOL, etc., to be forwarded to your One Address. Gmail is searchable in many useful ways, and its spam filter is highly effective.