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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!


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