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Migrating from UW Gmail to

Please note: These instructions are only for migrating email from a UW Gmail account to a personal account, NOT a UW Office 365 account.  UW Office 365 accounts do NOT have the connected account functionality.

When you migrate email messages from a UW Gmail account to an account, you can view the email messages from the UW Gmail account from within the account. The UW Gmail account messages are located in a folder named after the UW email address in the Folders pane.

Migrate UW Gmail email messages to an account

  1. Click here to sign in to with the account you’ve created.  If you need to create a new account, click here.
  2. On the right side of the navigation bar at the top of the page, click the gear icon (Quick settings), then click View all Outlook settings at the bottom of the the list, then click Sync email.
  3. Under Add a connected account, click the Gmail option.
  4. Enter a Display name, e.g. your First and Last name, and click OK.
  5. You’ll be taken to a Google sign-in page.  Sign in with your UW email address, click Next, enter your UW NetID and UW NetID password, and click Sign in.
  6. You’ll see a message that says Microsoft wants to access your Google Account.  Click Allow.
  7. You’ll see a message that says Your account is now connected.  Click OK.
  8. To change your default From email address (the default email address that new email messages will be sent from), click Change your From address then from the dropdown menu listed next to From address, select your email address.
  9. To return to the Inbox, click the blue “back arrow” next to Options in the upper left-corner of the page.
  10. Click the + New button to compose a new email, and if you’d like to confirm the From email address, click the three dots (ellipsis) button on the new email compose options bar, then click Show From.  You should see your email address listed as the From email address.  If you don’t, close your browser and log back in to your account.
  11. To view your migrated UW Gmail email messages, click the folder on the left side of the page in the Folders pane.
Last reviewed November 18, 2020