Managing alternate email addresses with your @u.northwestern.edu (or other G Suite) account
If you have another email account – whether it is a Northwestern email account or an external account – you can use your G Suite account to manage it. This article applies to @u.northwestern.edu, @nlaw.northwestern.edu, @alum.northwestern.edu, @kelloggalumni.northwestern.edu, and @fsm.northwestern.edu accounts.
Note: If you are using 2-factor authentication on your Google account, you will need to generate an App Password for any steps involving entering your email address password. Your regular email address password will not work.
Forward messages to and from your G Suite account
You can forward messages from your G Suite account to another email account, such as an @northwestern.edu, @gmail.com, or @yahoo.com account. You can also forward messages from another account to your G Suite account.
Feinberg-affiliated individuals cannot forward messages from their @northwestern.edu account due to security restrictions, but can forward messages from a G Suite account to their @northwestern.edu account.
Since the University will send official correspondence to your G Suite account, we suggest that you keep a copy of your mail in the G Suite account inbox instead of deleting it upon forwarding.
Pull email from another account into your G Suite account
You can use POP to get emails from another email account and read them inside your G Suite account.
Feinberg-affiliated individuals will not be able to pull emails from their @northwestern.edu (Exchange) account due to security restrictions.
“Send as” another email account from within your G Suite account
You can modify your email settings to send email from an account nickname or another, non-Northwestern email address you own. Use the following information:
- SMTP server: smtp.gmail.com
- Port: 465 or 587
- Username: your full @u, @nlaw, or @alum email address (not your alias)
- Password: your @u, @nlaw, or @alum account password. To reset your email address password, see the following Knowledge Base article: Managing your @u.northwestern.edu (or other Google G Suite) account (password and nicknames)
Feinberg-affiliated individuals will not be able to set up their @northwestern.edu (Exchange) account as an “account you own” in a G Suite account due to security restrictions.
You can either import or export contacts to move contacts between your G Suite account and another account you own.