Email Migration

Follow these instructions to transfer your UNCA email to an alumni or personal Gmail account.

Log in to your UNCA email. 

●    Click the Settings gear in your Gmail's toolbar. 
●    Select Settings from the menu.
●    Go to the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab. 
●    Select  Enable POP for all mail (even mail that's already been downloaded) 
    ○    You do not have to move messages to the old account's inbox for the new account to pick them up. Archived mail will be fetched. 
●    Click Save Changes and go to   https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps. Turn on access for less secure apps.
●    Click your email address in Gmail's top right corner. 
●    Select Sign out from the menu that appears. 

Log in to the Gmail account to which you want to move the messages. 

●    Click the Settings gear. 
●    Select Settings from the menu that shows up. 
●    Go to the Accounts and Import tab. 
●    Click Add a POP3 mail account you own under Check mail from other accounts (using POP3). 
●    Enter your UNCA email address under Email address. 
●    Click Next Step ». 
●    Enter your full UNCA email address in the Username field.
●    Type your UNCA email account's password under Password. 
●    For POP server select Other and enter pop.gmail.com
●    Select 995 under Port. 
●    Ensure Leave a copy of retrieved messages on the server is not checked. 
●    Verify Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail is checked. 
○    Optionally, check Label incoming messages: and pick the label corresponding to the old Gmail account's email address, an existing label or New label… for a new label. 
○    Optionally, check Archive incoming messages (Skip the Inbox) so imported emails do not show up (or clutter) your new Gmail account's inbox. 
●    Click Add Account. 

Your email will begin synching to your new account.  This process can take several hours but you should start seeing messages arriving in your new inbox within 15-20 minutes.


For New Alumni Email accounts:
Alumni receive access to a lifelong email account that they can take with them when they change jobs, schools or cancel their other email addresses. The email is hosted by Google and comes with many of the same features as a regular Gmail account. Six months after graduation, student email accounts are deactivated. To sign up email  alumni@unca.edu  with your name, class year and birthday (for verification). 

PLEASE NOTE: Email forwarding will ensure that all emails received by your @unca.edu account will go on to your @alumni.unca.edu account.  However this ENDS when the account is disabled (6 months after graduation).