I want my Macalester email to go to a different Gmail account. How can I set up Google's Mail Fetcher to transfer my messages?
Set up Google's Mail Fetcher to transfer messages to another account:
  1. Log into your Macalester email account.
  2. Go to Settings>Forwarding and POP/IMAP and enable POP for all mail. **NOTE** Make sure that IMAP Is DISABLED.
  3. Go to your Macalester Inbox and mark all of your mail as unread.
  4. Exit Macalester email and go to your new Gmail account.
  5. Go to the cog in the upper right hand corner and choose Mail Settings
  6. Go to the Accounts and Import tab
  7. In the section titled Check mail from other accounts (using POP3):, click Add a POP3 mail account you own.
  8. Enter the following information as prompted:
    E-mail address: <your username>@macalester.edu
    Username: <your username>@macalester.edu
    Password: Your Macalester email password
    POP Server: Replace mail.google.com with pop.gmail.com
    Port: Change from 110 to 995
    CHECK the box to Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail.
    **optional** CHECK the box to label messages incoming from this account (create a label like "Macalester mail" --otherwise you will be completely inundated with every single message from your Macalester account, and you won't have a way to sort it).
    **optional** CHECK the box to archive incoming messages (skip the inbox) -- all of your messages will appear under All Mail, but will not arrive in your inbox.
  9. Choose whether you want to be able to send mail from your @macalester.edu address. If you are graduating or leaving the college, this option is probably not necessary


Note to Graduates: Transferring email messages with Mail Fetcher may take up to seven days, so be sure to begin this process at least a week prior to your account's closure on the last day of Fall Semester's Add/Drop period.

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***if you are still having trouble*** 
1. When logged into your email, there should be a circle in the top right corner with your first initial inside it. Click on this, and select "my account." Select "sign in and security" and scroll down to the bottom of the page until you get to the "connected apps and sites" subheading. At the bottom of the page, there should be an option to turn ON less secure apps. Toggle this so less secure apps are turned ON.

2. Go back to your email. Click on the little cog (in the top right, a little below the circle you used in the first step). Select "settings" and go to "forwarding and pop/imap." Under the subsection "pop download" click "configuration instructions" to find the information that you need under "outgoing mail (smtp) server." This should be information that you enter when prompted.

Other than those two extra steps, you should follow the instructions that you've previously been using. Everything in the process should be the same except those two steps.