Email Migration

Alumni Email Migration

For students who are departing Western:

  1. Log into your Google account at and go to Settings. Select Accounts and Import at the topUnder the second group, click on Import mail and contacts.
  2. Add your Western email address:
    • Make sure the username has
    • Use your Western student password.
  3. The pop server is and the port is 995.
  4. You must check: Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail.
  5. Click Add Account.
  6. If all works as expected, the account will be added and your mail will move from your @western account. Be patient! It takes a while (longer than you would think) for the mail to move across.
  7. If you are unable to log in or are getting an error message, reset your password at and then try adding your account again. If you still can’t add your account, feel free to contact the Student Helpdesk for further assistance.

Account Deactivation

Your student account (email and S drive) will be deleted 30 days into the next semester. For example: if you are graduating in May, then your student account will be deleted 30 days after the start of the fall semester.