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Send username@uci.edu mail with Gmail

posted Sep 10, 2009, 4:56 PM by Danny Eusebio   [ updated Sep 10, 2009, 4:59 PM ]

So you've made the switch. Your forwarding your mail to Gmail. Hat's off to you. However, you realize that you need to send an email to a professor but you end up going back to webmail to send username@uci.edu mail. We just want you to know that you don't have to do that anymore. If you follow the tutorial, we'll show you how to use Gmail to send mail with your UCI account. It's simple fast and easy. Trust me, you'll never have to look at webmail again.

Tutorial: Send UCI Mail using your Gmail Account

Purpose: You want to email a professor, but you don't want your username@gmail.com address to show up, but you want username@uci.edu to show up when you email your professor.  This tutorial will show you how you can send mail through Gmail using your "username@uci.edu" address.  This way, you don't have to log into Webmail anymore.

Difficulty: Easy

1. Sign into your Gmail Account
2. Click on Settings on the top right corner.
3. In Settings, click "Accounts and Imports" Tab

4. In "Accounts and Import" locate the section called "Send mail as:"
5. Press the "Send mail from another address" button
6. A new window will appear prompting you to enter a Name and Email Address.
7. Type your name and your username@uci.edu address and hit "Next Step"

8. Next, make sure the first option is selected, then hit "Next Step"

9. Just press "Send Verification"

10. You will receive an email from Google in your "username@uci.edu" account or in your "gmail account" if you have email forwarding enabled already.  Just open up that email and follow their instructions.

11. Now when you send emails in Gmail, if you look at the "From:" portion, you'll see a drop down arrow.  You can now select your "username@uci.edu"