You may already have a Gmail account, but when you start classes your university will likely give you a valuable .edu email account. You may choose to not even use it or simply access it through your school’s email web client or desktop application some email client. But you can use Gmail to manage both your .edu email, while keeping all of your Gmail contacts and messages. This scheme is useful for getting free or discounted services and products from companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Apple and others.
To set things up, simply follow the great How to Use Gmail to Manage Your School Email guide we created this time last year. The same steps can be taken to manage email accounts assigned to you or your kids by grade schools or any other organization.