How to access student email from an iPhone or Android device.


How do I access my student email from my iPhone or Android device?


You may setup your WGU student email on both iOS and Android devices by either of the two methods below:


Option # 1


Use Gmail:

1. Select the mail option on your phone and then select the "Gmail".

* For Android there is a specific G-mail application.


2. Enter the following credentials:

Password: Same as portal password


3. Click continue, your phone should automatically resolve all the proper settings and start syncing your e-mail. If for some reason this option is not working, please move to "Option #2".


Option #2

Before setting up e-mail, IMAP must be enabled on your Gmail account.


To enable IMAP in Gmail:

1. Sign in to your MyWGU Student G-mail on your computer.

2. Click "Settings" at the top of any G-mail page.

3. Click "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab.

4. Select "Enable IMAP".

5. Click the "Save Changes" button on the bottom of the page.

6. Go to Google Apps and click 'My Account'

7. Click 'Connected Apps & Sites' under 'Sign-in & Security'

8. Enable (turn ON) the 'Allow less secure apps' setting. 


9. You will now setup your email as an IMAP account on your device and the following information is needed:

**(If there is not an option for all the information given, please just ignore it)**


  • Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server - requires SSL:
  • Use SSL: Yes
  • Port: 993
  • Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server - requires TLS: (use authentication)
  • Use Authentication: Yes
  • Use STARTTLS: Yes (some clients call this SSL)
  • Port: 465 or 587
  • Account Name: your full email address (Ex:
  • Email Address: your full Gmail email address (Ex:
  • Password: your portal password


* Please note that if your client does not support SMTP authentication, you won't be able to send mail through your client using your Gmail address.

** If you're having trouble sending mail but you've confirmed that encryption is active for SMTP in your mail client, try to configure your SMTP server on a different port: 465 or 587.



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