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Old July 16th, 2010, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What up guys...so I got my college email account today, and I want to sync it to my phone. My college uses Gmail for the email accounts, but instead of it being @gmail.com, it is @[college name].edu ... so how would I go about adding this to my phone since it is gmail without a @gmail.com?

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Mine is exactly the same way. What I did was set up my school account to sync with my regular gmail account (not forwarding, but under accounts and imports POP3). You can sync all your email through gmail, then set it up just the one account with the phone. I like to have only one address to check, so this works for me personally. Unfortunately I dont know how to do this via separate accounts.
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If you have a traditional gmail account, you can auto forward all of you college mail to it.
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If you have a traditional gmail account, you can auto forward all of you college mail to it.
The only problem with that though is that I like to see who the message came from..when it gets forwarded it shows it as coming from my email address...
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It can be rather difficult to set up your school email because of the @[school name].edu, and can be even more difficult if your password is also used for other school related stuff.

Here's the instructions for my school. I followed these and it worked well. Try this, omitting the UC Davis stuff and subbing in your college. You may be able to skip the first step.
IET: IT Express Knowledge Base
For step #3, choose IMAP, not POP.

Also try this...
https://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=114408
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i am also trying to sync my email account but using hotmail instead. does that make a difference?
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The only problem with that though is that I like to see who the message came from..when it gets forwarded it shows it as coming from my email address...
If you use gmail's tool in Settings for it, it doesnt act as a forwarded message. It's more like your Gmail gains the ability to send and receive messages as if it WERE your school email. Then you can make any emails that come from it get auto-tagged so you can immediately recognize them.
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My work uses GMAIL but the email address is NAME@companyname.com (no @gmail.com). I was albe to set this up by doing.

1) Settings->Accounts->Add account->GOOGLE
2) using NAME@companyname.com as the username and my work password.
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My work uses GMAIL but the email address is NAME@companyname.com (no @gmail.com). I was albe to set this up by doing.

1) Settings->Accounts->Add account->GOOGLE
2) using NAME@companyname.com as the username and my work password.
This worked. Thank you!!
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Thanks! I was a little worried because my wife is in the same situation and I wasn't positive that all of her contacts/etc would sync.
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you could also set it up as m.google.com (exchange)
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Hey! So I am really sick of people saying "just forward it to another email" blah blah blah. We know that. We clearly do NOT want to forward it.

I am not sure how it works for your school, but for mine, this worked:
Motorola Droid 2 IMAP (Cyrus) Email
  1. Select email
  2. Tap the menu key
  3. Select Manage Accounts
  4. Tap on Email
  5. Select Add Account
  6. Select Email
  7. Enter your email address and password
  8. Select Next
  9. Set up manually
    1. Select Incoming Server
    2. From the drop down menu select IMAP mail server
    3. Server : mail.YOURUNIVERSITY.edu
    4. Username: YOUREMAIL (remove the @YOURUNIVERSITY.edu)
    5. Tap on Advanced Settings
    6. Port: 993
    7. Check use secure connection
    8. Use secure password (TLS): Auto
    9. Uncheck verify certificate
    10. Tap OK
    11. Tap Ok Select Outgoing Server
    12. SMTP server : send.YOURUNIVERSITY.edu
    13. Username: YOUREMAIL (remove the @YOURUNIVERSITY.edu)
    14. Tap on Advanced Settings
    15. Port: 465
    16. Check use secure connection
    17. Use secure password (TLS): Always
    18. Authentication: Auto
    19. Uncheck verify certificate
    20. Tap OK
    21. Tap Ok
This worked perfectly for me! And I had tried just about everything else. I go to Columbia FYI in case any other Columbia students are having the same issue.

Good luck!
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What up guys...so I got my college email account today, and I want to sync it to my phone. My college uses Gmail for the email accounts, but instead of it being @gmail.com, it is @[college name].edu ... so how would I go about adding this to my phone since it is gmail without a @gmail.com?


It seems that in some colleges the school allows you to sync via
Android Settings < Accounts and Sync

1. Just add a new account
2. Select gmail
3. Enter your school email and password as the gmail credentials.
4. Make sure Gmail sync is selected on the list of Google apps to sync
5. and Boom you should have access to your emails.
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