• On-campus Science Computing offices are *open* with limited core hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Please contact a Science Computing representative for an appointment.
      • Due to reduced staffing, walk-ins may be disappointed.
      • Virtual support is still available at the above contacts or via Teams.
  • In-person access to the student computing labs (Nexus labs) is not currently available.

Set up Gmail to send/receive your UW email

If you have already been using Gmail for email, you can use it as a web client to send and receive your UW email. Two steps are required to set this up.

1. Set up a redirect on your UW email to send a copy of all messages to Gmail (see Email Forwarding and Filters);

2. Set up Gmail to send using your UW account:

  • Open Gmail.
  • Click the "Settings" cog in the upper right corner.
  • Select "See all settings" from the drop-down menu.
  • Select the "Accounts and Import" tab from the top.
  • In the "Send mail as" section
    • Click "Add another email address."
    • In the email address field, enter youruserid@uwaterloo.ca
      • Note: If you also have a friendly email address, it is recommended that you repeat the above process in order to add both 
    • Uncheck the box next to "Treat as an alias."
    • Click "Next Step>>."
  • Enter the following information:
    • SMTP server field: mailservices.uwaterloo.ca
    • Username: yourWatIAMuserid
    • Password: yourWatIAMpassword
    • Check the radio button "Secured connection using TLS"
    • Click "Add Account>>"
  • Login to your UW Email on Outlook.com.
  • Open the verification email
    • Verify your identity using one of the two methods below:
      1. Click the link in the body of the email then click "Confirm."
      2. Enter the confirmation code in the popup window then click "Verify."
  • At the bottom of the "Send mail as" section, under "When replying to a message" check the radio button next to "Reply from the same address the message was sent to."

Your Gmail account is now set up to send and receive your UW emails. When an email forwarded from Office 365 arrives in your Gmail account, hitting "reply" will automatically reply from the same address the message was sent to.