• Assuming that I am signed into all three accounts concurrently, is there a URL that will always bring me directly to the inbox for <[email protected]>, even if I have used one of the other accounts more recently?

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It turns out that when using multiple sign-in, the first account that one signs into is forevermore the "default account" for that browser session. This applies to all Google Apps features: not just logins to https://mail.google.com/, but also things like OpenID sign-ins.

The solution was simply to sign out, log into the gmail.com account first, and then log into the Google Apps accounts.

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    Although this solves my problem, this unfortunately won't help someone who has multiple addresses @gmail.com and wants a URL to open each inbox. I'm still curious as to whether there's a way to build a URL that will always default to a specific Gmail address. Mar 31, 2012 at 21:03
  • What about mail.google.com/mail/u/0, mail.google.com/mail/u/1 and so forth? This might work for several Gmail addresses, if you know (or can control) in which order you signed in to them.
    – bers
    Feb 28, 2018 at 11:18

Make use of the Account chooser.

Account chooser

UPDATE: I've created a Gmail account besides my Google Apps accounts. Within the e-mail application (or wathever google apps programm) you can switch to other accounts easily, when using the account chooser. This in essence enables you to directly log on to different e-mail accounts.

  • Can you expand on this a bit? Why does this solve the OP's issue?
    – ale
    Dec 1, 2012 at 21:01
  • I didn't verify the Gmail vs. Google Apps usage. However, some blogs kept on usage the Gmail reference to their solution. That's why I blundly/boldy added my answer. Dec 1, 2012 at 21:08

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