Gmail is Google's free email service that combines Google's search technology with traditional email. By signing up for a Gmail account, your email address will have Gmail.com as its domain name, for example, firstname.lastname@example.org. With Gmail, you can link an external email address, for example, your student email address, to your Gmail account. The benefits of linking your student email include using Gmail as a POP client to import your student email and consolidating your email accounts in one place, and sending email within Gmail with your student email address as the sender.
Sign into Gmail at gmail.com.
Click the gear icon in the upper-right corner, next to your Gmail address.
Select "Accounts." In the "Send mail as" section, click "Add another email address you own." A new window displays.
Type in your student name in the "Name" text box and your student email address in the "Email address" text box. Click "Next Step."
Click on the "Send through Gmail" radio button option, to enable sending email within Gmail using your student email address as the sender. Click "Next Step."
Click "Send Verification" to verify to Google that you own your student email address. Google will send a verification email to this address. Click "Cancel" to abort the process or "Back" to return to the previous page.
Sign into your student email account on a different browser window. Look for the verification email. Click on the link inside the email to verify your student email address. Your student email account is now linked to your Gmail account.
If you do not see the Gmail verification email in your student email inbox, check the Spam box to see if it's there. To import your student email inbox to your Gmail account, obtain your school's email POP server address and port number. To send emails within Gmail using your student email address, simply select your student email address in the "From:" drop-down menu when you compose a new message.