Q: I use several different Gmail accounts to keep my work and private lives separated. Is there a way to manage all of these without signing out and back in each time I want to switch?
A: Google Laps has been rolling out lots of new features lately designed to make your lives a little bit easier. (See yesterday's Toolkit on how to restore your Gmail contacts up to thirty days after changes are made.) The latest is helpful for individuals who have more than one Gmail account. Why have more than one? Maybe you fear running out of storage -- it used to seem unlimited, but my capacity is quickly filling up -- or you have separate accounts for work and play. Whatever the reason, now you can access all of those accounts from one page.
To set up email delegation, login to your secondary email accounts and click on the Settings button at the top of the screen. From there, navigate to Accounts and Import where, near the bottom of the page, there is an option to "Grant access to your account." Add the email address of your primary account where a confirmation email will be sent. After you do this with each of your secondary accounts, login to the primary Gmail and accent all of the requests. It can take up to thirty minutes from this point for the change to be made to your account. Once it has, though, you'll be able to toggle between accounts by clicking on your email address at the top of the page.