Moving mail from Penn Live to Google@SAS

Please note: You will still be able to log into your Penn Live account to access old messages even after you start using Google@SAS

You can import messages from the Inbox of a Penn Live account into Google@SAS.  This process will only work for messages in your inbox; it will not work for mail in Sent or other folders.

  1. Log into your Google@SAS account and go to your GMail home page
  2. Click on the little gear icon google gear icon to access settings and click the Accounts tab
  3. In the Check mail using POP3 section, click Add POP3 email account.

    accounts tab

  4.  This part is a little tricky.  GMail won't let you import mail from an account with the same name as your current GMail account.  So, don't put in your real email address; you should put  in a fake address such as   Then click Next Step

    Enter fake email address

  5. In this step, you put in your actual email address in the Username field;  Enter your Penn Live password; select as the server and port 995

    import settings 2
  6. Check the boxes for "leave a copy" and "Use SSL"; we recommend labeling incoming messages as "Imported from Penn Live"     Check the box for "archive incoming messages" according to your own preference.
  7. Click Add Account.
  8. If you have entered everything correctly, you'll get a final confirmation message indicating that the import is complete.  That message will ask, "Would you also like to be able to send mail as ?"  Select No.
  9. If you get an error message about incorrect username or password, please verify that you have correctly entered the information as shown in step 5.
  10. Once you have completed the process, all imported messages will show up in your Google@SAS account, with the label you set in step 5.

If you would like to mark all messages from Penn Live as read, please follow these instructions:

  1. Navigate to the "Imported from Penn Live" label, click on the label name on the left
  2. Click the down arrow at the top left and Select "All"
  3. An underlined link will appear directly below the down arrow with the option Select all X conversations in "Imported from Penn Live label"
  4. Click on More, then click on Mark as Read