Penn State Webmail to Gmail

For any Penn Staters out there who HATE webmail as much as I do:

(note: this will not move all your old emails over to gmail, just the new ones)

  1. Create a Gmail account
    (this gmail account does not need to be the same as your psu id. In fact its probably better to make it something that you can keep for a long time like FirstName.LastName@gmail.com)
  2. Go to: https://www.work.psu.edu/
  3. On the right hand side, click Change your e-mail forwarding address
  4. Log in
  5. Type your new gmail email address and click “Change”
  6. Log into your gmail account
  7. Top right corner, click settings
  8. Select accounts
  9. Click “Add another email address”
  10. Type your school email address (example: xyz1234@psu.edu)
  11. Click next step
  12. Click Send Verification
    (note: the verification will go to your psu email address, which will automatically forward to your gmail account)
  13. Open the Verification email and click the verification link
  14. Go back to your accounts settings and if it still says “unverified” hit refresh and then go into account settings again
  15. Next to your school email address click “Make Default”
  16. Optional: Set the “When I receive a message sent to one of my addresses:” setting to your choice

You’re done 🙂 Now all your email that you send through gmail will come from your @ psu.edu email address (or as an option you can select your gmail address from a drop down menu) and all emails sent to your psu address will be forwarded to gmail. What a perfect world 🙂

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15 Responses to Penn State Webmail to Gmail

  1. Melanie says:

    Whats wrong with pennState webmail?

  2. lolly says:

    Thanks for this!!!

    Webmail is awful 😦

  3. sdflk says:

    THANK YOU!!

  4. djnik says:

    what if i am not receiving a verification email?

  5. lmw5062 says:

    Does this work even after your psu account expires?

  6. slg300 says:

    Thanks soooooo much!

  7. Sayali Phadke says:

    Absolutely terrible Webmail!

  8. Siddarth says:

    My webmail is about to expire and I’m trying to import my old email to a gmail account. It gives me an error message every time when I use POP3. Is there anything else that can be done?

    • three20four says:

      Did you set the correct POP3 settings in Gmail?

      Account Type: POP3
      User Name (e.g., xyz123)
      Password: Your access account password
      Check “Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail” checkbox.
      Incoming Mail Server: email.psu.edu
      Set the incoming server port to 995.
      Outgoing Mail Server: authsmtp.psu.edu
      Set the outgoing server port to 587.

      http://kb.its.psu.edu/node/2301

      • siddarth says:

        I’m using the import feature from the desktop site, it asks for my email, password and server settings ( email.psu.edu and port 995). It logs in and gives me options to select what to import, but does not go through in the end.

  9. maria says:

    After step 14, I cannot make my psu email the default…
    i don’t know if it’s still going to work for me!

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