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Since Gmail implemented multiple sign-on, I have been unable to create a bookmark URL that will always go to my "@gmail.com" inbox. For hosted domains, it's easy enough to make the bookmark URL: https://mail.google.com/a/example.com will always take you to your @example.com inbox. However, this does not work with @gmail.com addresses. I am aware of the https://mail.google.com/mail/u/[number] address form, however this address is dependent on the order in which you signed in to accounts during this browser session, and thus is not an acceptable URL that will always go to the same place.

Is there any URL that will always take me to @gmail.com address, assuming I am logged in to that account?

Javascript bookmarklets would be acceptable, but anything involving a plugin or add-on is not acceptable.

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Looking for the same - were you able to figure this out? – user15654 Dec 18 '11 at 10:21
No. I gave up and switched to Chrome where I can use the "Pin tab" feature and at least it isn't as annoying to leave several GMail tabs open. – aocole Jan 16 '12 at 19:37
Joyjit finally found the answer! – aocole Sep 6 '13 at 18:18
up vote 13 down vote accepted


Seems to work quite fine for me.

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This does not work for me. It takes me to the gmail login screen, but the user line is not pre-filled. I think this answer is out of date now. – Mnebuerquo Nov 29 '14 at 13:34
@Mnebuerquo - This answer still works for me. This question assumes that you are already logged in to your account. – aocole Dec 10 '14 at 19:59
Excellent, thank you. Seems to work for Google Drive too: drive.google.com/drive/u/?authuser=user@gmail.com – rick Apr 9 at 11:34

Try this out, the below URL seems to be working for me:


Though I couldn't pre fill password

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This works for me. This url does not assume you are already logged in. – Mnebuerquo Dec 19 '14 at 14:28

Similarly to how you can form a URL to take you to a particular inbox, you can also form a URL to take you directly to a particular contact in a particular Gmail account like so:


Where 0123456789ABCDEF is the unique 16 character contact ID within that account.

After the ?authuser you include the &?shva=#1contact/ takes you the contact list for that user. You must include both characters &?.

This works regardless of how many Gmail accounts you are simultaneously logged into and regardless of login order. The ?authuser replaces the 0, 1, 2, etc. that Gmail typically substitutes.

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Yes, once you are logged in, you can simply use your email address instead of the [number] in your URL. For example: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/example@gmail.com; this also works for Google Apps domains.

This also works great to go to a specific email, or filter, or so, with: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/example@gmail.com/#inbox/153d2095719946b

If you are not logged in to your example@gmail.com account yet, but to another account, then the link will not work and show "The conversation that you requested no longer exists."

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