Gmail's multiple account support distinguishes between Gmail accounts with just an index, which simply reflects the order in which you signed into Gmail:


So if you sign into Gmail first with [email protected] and then with [email protected], https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/ will go to the inbox of [email protected]; but if you sign into [email protected] before [email protected], the same link will go to the inbox of [email protected].

Aside from always signing into Google accounts in the same order, is there a good way to link to a specific Gmail account?

See also this related question on Google Groups.

2 Answers 2


Try the link below, changing the [email protected] value as needed.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/[email protected]
  • 1
    Doesn't work for me. If I'm not logged in to Gmail at all, it prompts me to login (to any account). If I am logged in, it just jumps me to the default Google account.
    – ale
    Jan 24, 2014 at 18:57
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    Just checked this and this does work.
    – user62101
    Apr 25, 2014 at 7:35
  • Excellent - thanks, Bob. Just tested and it works.
    – Dan
    Apr 26, 2014 at 0:41
  • A related question that I didn't specifically ask: how to permalink to a specific message ID of a specific mailbox... but that's a different question :)
    – Dan
    Apr 26, 2014 at 0:42
  • Related: Google Voice link to a specific account: https://www.google.com/voice/[email protected]. This only works correctly if you are already logged into the specified account though. Aug 10, 2014 at 12:40

I found a URL in the answer to a similar question. This works for me.

From the other answer:

https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLoginAuth?continue=http%3A%2F%2Fgmail.google.com%2Fgmail&service=mail&[email protected]

Just change youremail in the URL above to whatever your username is.


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