Getting your UCL email into Gmail

I really don't like or this web interface to So I though why don't I collect all the mail in my Gmail account so I can read it in alpine. It is quite easy to set up.
  • You first sign into Gmail and then click on "settings" (top right) then you select "Accounts and Import"
  • Then you need to click on the "Add pop account"
  • Enter your UCL address and click next step
  • This will fail and you will be asked to add your data manually
Following data is important:
  • Email address:
  • Username:
  • Password:
  • POP Server:
  • Port: 995
  • And use SSL
This is pretty much all you need to receive mail. I further add a tag so I can search for uni mail quicker and leave the messages on the server in the case Gmail goes down.
But that's it. Quite simple actually.

To see how to send mail trough Gmail using your UCL address see my other post: Howto send mail through Gmail using your UCL address

1 comment:

Tom Lansdale said...

Yes I have been using Gmail to federate all my email accounts for about 2 months now. It really is great, obviously you are using alpine and not the Gmail interface but I particularly like the labels to separate mail for different accounts and sending mail through other mail servers. Certainly a tab open with Gmail beats an outlook instance for resource hogging.