Skip to main content

Send and Recieve Penn State Webmail using Gmail

Gmail is one of the best and easiest email services available.  It's free, widely used, compatible with nearly everything and has tons of great features.  PSU Webmail on the otherhand, well lets just say it's not quite as good. Laughing  If you're like me, the last thing on your mind after a day of classes and studying is checking the PSU Webmail about important news and other information. I check my Gmail at least once a day but my PSU Webmail... I can't even remember the last time I logged on.
So this is for anyone who woke up two hours early and went to class only to find out that your teacher decided to take the day off. How to setup sending and recieving PSU Webmail through a Gmail Account:

To Recieve Mail from PSU Webmail

  1. Login to Gmail and select settings from the top right corner.
  2. Under settings, open the Accounts and Import tab.
  3. Find the Check Mail using POP3 heading and click the Add POP3 email account.
  4. Enter your PSU Webmail address and click next.
  5. Fill in the username and password, they should be the same as your Penn State Access Account information.
  6. Set POP Server to: at Port: 995
  7. For security, check always use SSL (this will make it slightly slower, but you'll never notice)
  8. If you want you can have messages labeled to keep them organized.  Once everything looks good click Save.
Webmail account setup
Your settings should look similar to above.
Thats it! Now how to send mail via Gmail!

To Send Mail from Gmail

  1. Login to Gmail and select settings from the top right corner.
  2. Under settings, open the Accounts and Import tab.
  3. Find the Send Mail as heading and click the send mail from another address button.
  4. Enter your Name and PSU Webmail address and click next.
  5. We're going to set it up to send directly through PSU's Webmail system, so select the send mail through SMTP Servers radio button.
  6. Set SMTP Server to: at Port: 465
  7. Fill in the username and password, they should be the same as your Penn State Access Account information.
  8. For security, check always use SSL then click Add Account
  9. You will have to verify this account before you can send (It would be really bad if it were otherwise!)  Simply follow the instructions that gmail gives you.  If I remember all you need to do is login to Webmail and click a link.
  10. I recommend selecting Reply from the same address the message was sent to under the When receiving a message heading.  Otherwise you might end up replying with an address that your teachers have no clue who it is.
Sending from gmail
Your settings should look similar to this, and now you can send and recieve PSU Webmail through gmail!  Thanks for reading!


Popular posts from this blog

Kivy vs React-Native for building cross platform mobile apps

I've built three apps now using Kivy and one with React-Native, just wanted to share my thoughts on both.

Just a warning, I am strongly biased towards python and this is all based on opinion and experience and is thus worth what you pay for it. I don't claim to be an expert in either of these, just have worked with each for several months.  If something is incorrect I'd love to hear advice.

Demo of one of the apps

Nice to be able to run natively on the desktop WITHOUT a simulatorPython is easy to work withUse (almost) any python libraryVery easy to create custom widgetsKivy properties and data binding just work. Way nicer than React's "state" / flux / redux whatever you want to call it (stupid?). Native interfaces (pyjnius) and (pyobjc)Runs and feels pretty smooth Cons:Default widget toolkit looks like Android 4.4. Requiring you use your own widgets or a theming kit like KivyMD if styling bothers youCreating dynamic widgets declaratively is not yet s…

Control Systems in Python - Part 1 - Bode and Step Response

I hate matlab with passion, yet sadly, nearly everyone uses it.  I'm a fan of Python and open source stuff so here's a simple article on how to do some common control systems stuff in Python.

First we need to make sure the environment is setup.
Install IPython (or you can use any other python shell, but a unicode supported shell is preferred)Install python-control (numpy, scipy)Install sympy
These should do if your on Ubuntu/debian:

sudo apt-get install python-sympy python-numpy python-scipy python-matplotlib ipython
Then you need to install python control, see How to download and install python-control
Intro to using SympyOpen ipython and run the following:

import sympy from sympy import * sympy.init_printing() s = Symbol('s')

Now we can do things like define transfer functions using the symbolic variable s.

We can expand the bottom using the .simplify() method

and we can do something more complex like...
which is really nice because it does all the multiplication for us... and it’…

How to populate a Combo Box in GTK3 using Glade

This post will show how to use Glade to list combo box items with GTK3 since I could not find any other tutorials and it took me a while to figure it out.  No coding necessary!

Step 1:  Insert the combo box. A GtkComboBox will be created.

Step 2: Select the combo box.  In the General Properties click the ... button next to ComboBox Model and click new.  A new GtkListStore will be created and set to the combo box's model.

Step 3: With the combo box selected, open the Combo Editor by clicking the edit button from the toolbar.
Step 4; Add some columns to the combo box's liststore.  Use type: gchararry for text.  Insert any other model columns at this time as well.

Step 5: Insert data into the liststore by scrolling down in the Combo Editor and clicking the + to add a new row.  Enter the data needed for each row.

Step 6: Click the Hierarchy tab and then click add.  A new GtkCellRendererText will be created.

Step 7: Under properties and attributes, change the Text: from unset to th…