About a year ago I experienced a disaster with the old Windows Live Mail 11, which was managing my Internet provider’s POP3/SMTP email account on my Windows 10 computer. After doing some research I chose eM Client as a replacement for WLM, and I’ve been very pleased with it. Recently some problems with my provider’s email have appeared, and I’ve used Gmail as a backup to avoid the problems, particularly when sending a message to a group of recipients. Up until now I’ve kept the handling of these two methods completely separate - the provider’s POP3/SMTP email with eM Client and Gmail from its website using the Firefox browser. I also use the Gmail app on my Android devices.
Recently I’ve done a little reading about eM Client and Gmail working together by adding Gmail to eM Client as a new account. Would I gain some advantages by doing this so that eM Client could access both my current provider account and my Gmail account? If I add the Gmail account can I then send and receive Gmail messages using eM Client and continue to send and receive messages from my current provider’s account?
What will happen to my contacts? Currently I have two complete separate sets of contacts that I try manually to keep in sync - one in eM Client and one in Google Contacts used by Gmail. When I add or change a contact in one, I do it in the other also. Would I still need to maintain both sets of contacts?
There are advantages to composing messages in eM Client rather than in Gmail, such as a greater choice of fonts, font sizes and formatting.
If I am managing both of my email accounts from eM Client are there pitfalls that I should be aware of? Looking for advice! This seems to be a pretty big step to take, and I rely on my email working properly.