I’ve seen many people having two email IDs, one for personal use and another for Work. Check Gmail for emails from family and check Outlook for email from Boss! Even I do the same, but in an efficient manner.
There’s a service, quite common, but not put to proper use. It is called Mail Forwarding.
This feature allows to receive mails from one account to another, i.e. you can receive all emails from your various accounts to a single account without any manual work, but only two simple steps!
Go to the Settings page of the account whose mails you want to be forwarded. I’m using Gmail as an example here. Proceed to Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab. Go to the first option: Forwarding. Enable the radio button that says to forward the mails.
Add the email address where you want your mails to be forwarded, and also select the action you want Gmail to perform after the mail has been forwarded. You can also set up filters to allow only a specific criteria-satisfying email to be forwarded.
Secondly, after associating you accounts, when you want to compose an email, you can choose the account via which you want to reply.
Thirdly, you can set the reply address too for criteria specific emails.
Voila! It takes even less than a minute to set up a service which eases your life and makes emails hassle free.