Originally Posted by conker
You are absolutely right. I have the 1st setup since I would like all my email in my gmail account so that it is centralized and archived in a single location, and so that I do not have to check all my other accounts.
Actually, technically, I don't have exactly the same setup as you depicted. Instead of my other accounts forwarding email to my Gmail account, I have my Gmail account grab email from the other accounts through Gmail's POP interface.