Many of us have two or more email accounts -- a work address, a personal address and perhaps one for purchasing merchandise on the Net. Microsoft Outlook 2013 allows you to bring all these account messages into one personal folder (.PST) delivered to a single mailbox. You can set up your combined POP3, IMAP and Exchange mailboxes in three ways. Forwarding and merging work best for POP3; forwarding for IMAP and rule creation for Exchange emails.

Forwarding

Step 1

Open your Internet mail account. Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hot Mail and most others have a tool called “Settings” that may be represented by a gear or an “Options” heading in the control panel bar at the top of the screen.

Step 2

Open the tab marked “Forwarding.” This may be marked with email types such as IMAP or POP. If nothing appears with these headings, run a search for “Forwarding Mail” inside the email client page.

Step 3

Find the heading that reads “Add Forwarding Address” or similar and enter the primary address you want all your mail sent to in Outlook 2013.

Step 4

Confirm your forwarding email address and review the various choices offered, such as if you want to keep copies on the server or confirm your changes by responding to a separate email sent to your account before changes can take effect.

Step 5

Save all changes after completing your settings modifications.

Merging

Step 1

Open your Outlook program and navigate to "File," then "Account Settings."

Step 2

Open "Account Settings," then "Email Accounts" and select the POP email address you want to merge with your primary email address.

Step 3

Click the “Change Folder” button at the bottom left of the dialog box.

Step 4

Designate the email account into which you want the mail delivered by highlighting it in the dialog box, and click “OK.”

Rule Creation

Step 1

Open Outlook and navigate to "Tools," then to “Rule Wizard” and click on “New Rule.”

Step 2

Click on “Start creating a rule from a template.”

Step 3

Check the template box “from people or public group,” and “through the specified account” under “Step 1: Select Conditions.” Select “Exchange” in the drop down dialog box that displays.

Step 4

Click “through the specified account” in "Step2: Edit the Rule Description” and then click “move to the specified folder.” Select your POP3 .PST folder.

Step 5

Click “Apply” and “OK.”