Work/School Gmail Setup Instructions

IMPORTANT – Gmail Mobile won’t be able to adjust settings as needed to set up your email. Please login to your Gmail on a desktop browser.

  1. Select the gear icon, and then select “Settings.”
  2. Select “Forwarding and POP/IMAP.”
  3. Click on “Enable IMAP” and then click on “Save changes” on the bottom of the page.
  4. Select “Accounts,” and click on “Add another email address you own.”
  5. Gmail will request basic account info. Complete the fields within “Add another email address you own” window as follows, and then click on the “Next Step” button:
    Account name: Your first and last name
    Email address: Your full email address
  6. Select “Send through Gmail (easier to set up),” and then click on the“Next Step” button.
  7. Click on the “Send Verification” button.
  8. Open the verification email and click on the verification link, or input the confirmation code.
  9. Congratulations, you have now successfully connected your new email account with your Gmail. You can now send and reply to emails using your new email address.

Optional: To send from your email by default, select the gear icon, and click on “Settings.” Select the “Accounts” tab, and click on the “make default” link next to your new email address.


To send any email from your new email address, click the “From” link when you compose a new message. After clicking “From,” a drop-down menu will appear, and you can select the email address you’d like to send from.