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Google released a new feature for Gmail this week called Gmail Delegation that lets you merge multiple accounts together. While Google's pitch is that it allows busy executives to share their inbox with assistants, it's actually a perfect feature for people with more than one Gmail account. You can link your Gmail accounts to one primary account to avoid the hassle of logging in and out of Gmail every time you want to check a different inbox.
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