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Can I configure my e-mail program or phone to download my alumni e-mail? (POP or IMAP access)


Follow these steps to set up your smartphone or desktop email program to receive Stanford Alumni Email:

1) Go to the Stanford Alumni Association website and Create a POP/IMAP password in your profile. If you do not set up a POP/IMAP password in your profile, you will receive an error when you set up in the device or program.
2) Log in to Alumni Email
3) Enable POP/IMAP in your Google settings
4) Configure your mobile or desktop email program.

To complete the configuration, you will need:

  • Email address:   You must use for your email address.  Your email address will not work.
  • Password:  You must use the POP/IMAP password you set up in your profile on step 1 or you will receive an error during your set up.
  • Incoming server:
  • Outgoing server:
Common problems with POP/IMAP set-up:

  • Your email address:  you must enter and will not work
  • Password:  you must have created a POP/IMAP password (see step #1 above).  Your Stanford Alumni site password will not work. 
  • If you want to use IMAP, make sure to enable it in your Google settings (step #3 above)