E-mail Forwarding?

<p>I was wondering if anybody knows how to get my tamu e-mail to forward all my e-mails to my gmail account? I just don't want to have to constantly check 2 of them....</p>

<p>I don't know because I've never tried but maybe preferences > account > add external account.</p>

<p>Why not just forward gmail to your new email?</p>

<p>At orientation, they said not to have your mail forwarded, that to much of it would get caught in SPAM.</p>

<p>after spending some time fiddling with the tamu e-mail i just preferred using my gmail. maybe it's just a matter of familiarity. of course gtalk and unlimited space are pluses too.</p>

<p>l.m.m.196- i've been using e-mail forwarding for my old accounts and it's gone without a hitch. i dunno, perhaps tamu's forwarding process is different and thus more gets perceived as spam?</p>

<p>At orientation they said that sometimes gmail wouldn't even receive it period. I don't know if there's any truth to that. It seems like some students would probably use that as an excuse if they missed a deadline so that they could get around it w/o it looking like it was their fault.</p>

<p>Is it really a hassle checking two email accounts? Also, professors will send out messages/notices/updates on your tamu account. So it would be wise to use your tamu email.</p>

<p>Of course it's not REALLY that big of a hassle. Who likes checking two e-mails though? i'll probably just forward my g-mail to my tamu if it doesn't work the other way around.</p>

<p>Lol. Well I check four email accounts everyday (tamu, utexas, gmail, & hotmail). Yeah, I don't know if you can do that but try.</p>

<p>It is true that some emails don't get fowarded for some reason, but I have never missed anything important because of it. In fact, I think it has only happened like twice. I have it forwarded and have been very happy. You can even set up gmail to send mail from your tamu address.</p>

<p>The way you do it is you have to go to Preferences > Mail> Access From Other Mail Clients and then tick the first option that says "Allow all mail, including old mail, to be downloaded" to set the account up for POP access.</p>

<p>Then, in gmail, go to Settings > Accounts and Import > Check mail using POP3 > Add POP3 Account.</p>

<p>You enter your email, username (what is in front of the @ sign), password (will change every few months so remember to update it), POP server is "neo.tamu.edu" and the port is 995. Make sure you check the SSL (second) option.</p>

<p>If you want to be able to send emails from your tamu account from gmail, on that same settings tab, go into the Send mail as tab and click "send mail from another address". It will want your name that will show up when you send mail, your address, and then it will ask for a bunch of things. Check the "Send through tamu.edu SMTP" button and input the following: Server: smtp-relay.tamu.edu port 465, username and password and check the SSL option again.</p>

<p>That should be it. If I remember correctly, you don't need to do anything else.</p>

<p>Do what boneh3ad said. This way you won't ever have to manually log on to tamu e-mail again.</p>

<p>I would suggest adding a filter that automatically adds a label to all forwarded tamu emails, which makes it easier to distinguish between your regular gmail and tamu mails in the inbox.</p>

<p>Searching will be a lot easier when you have all your mail in one place. For example if you're looking for a email that your friend sent u a month ago but can't remember which email address he sent it to, normally you'd have to do a search in tamu email and another in gmail.</p>

<p>Thanks much guys!</p>