E-mail Forwarding

Forward mail from your Western e-mail to a different e-mail address

  • Login to your Western Google e-mail account
  • Click on Settings in the upper right hand corner of the page
  • Go to the tab 'Forwarding and Pop/Imap'
  • Click on the button 'Add a forwarding address'
  • Enter e-mail address where you want to receive mail
  • Follow the instructions sent to the e-mail address you entered above

IMAP/Pop your Western mail to another e-mail or phone

  • You will need to reset your password (we recommend 'changing' it to the same password you already use.) This password will only be used for forwarding your e-mail. This will not affect the password associated with your student ID.
  • Open your e-mail application on your phone and select 'add account.' If you don't see this option go to our settings and click on your e-mail options, then click add account.
  • Select Gmail as the provider.
  • Your username will be your Western e-mail address (firstname.lastname@western.edu) and your password will be what you reset it to at the beginning of these instructions.
  • Incoming mail server will be imap.gmail.com (SSL security port 993) OR pop.gmail.com depending on wheter you are using POP or IMAP.
  • Outgoing mail server is smtp.gmail.com using TLS security port 587.
  • Gmail always uses SSL ports for IMAP. POP and SSL are required.