Beginning today, users of a Yahoo or Outlook/Hotmail email account can Gmailify their existing email, without losing their precious email address. The process is extraordinarily simple. Sign into your email from within the Gmail app, then hit the “Gmailify” button. In doing so, you essentially turn your email into a Gmail account, which brings all the benefits that a normal Gmail user would have, such as spam protection, inbox organization, and more.
Once your old email has been linked to Gmail, the Gmail account will start working to protect you from spam, help you organize your messy inbox, and after you Gmailify, you will even receive Google Now cards based on your email, just as if you were using a standard Gmail address.
Of course, if you are not happy with the Gmailify experience, you can always go back to the way things were and unlink your account, all with the click of a button. Google states they are working to bring additional email providers into the fold, but for now, it is limited to Yahoo and Outlook/Hotmail.
This feature is available starting right now through the Gmail app.