This is a one-time operation that should only be done when you are completely moving away from your WhitMail account. If you wish to use your own Gmail account side-by-side with your WhitMail account, you should instead set up email-forwarding.

Create a Gmail account 

Go to and  create a new account.  If you already have an account, login and skip to the next section.

  1. Select the Sign Up for Gmail link in the bottom right corner of the page.
  2. Complete the sign up form and when you have filled everything out select  I accept. Create My Account at the bottom of the page.
  3. You should see a screen that says congratulations on creating your account.
  4. Click the  I’m ready – Show Me My Account link in the top right.  

Prepare your WhitMail account

You will want to be logged in to both WhitMail and Gmail at the same time 

  1. First, update/reset your password using Whitman's Password Changer. You can keep your current password by entering it into all of the password fields.
  2. Then, log into WhitMail ( and delete all the messages you do not need to save. This will make things easier to transfer and decrease the time taken for the transfer of emails from your Whitman account to Gmail.
  3. Next, make sure you activate POP support in your WhitMail account.
  4. Set your WhitMail account to forward all new messages to your Gmail account.

Import your WhitMail messages

  1. Once you are at the main Gmail screen select  Settings in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Navigate to the Accounts and Import tab.
  3. Hit the button titled "Import mail and contacts"
  4. A new window should pop up, asking you to "sign in to your other email account."
  5. When the import finishes, you will be presented with a  Finish button.

Important Notes

For those who have recently graduated, don't forget that your email account, along with your netFiles access, expires about one year after your graduation date.

Viewing your messages

When you are at the main Gmail page, click on the name of the label you entered earlier during the import process. This is under the Labels section on the left hand side of the page down past the list of all your Gmail folders.  By selectingLabels you will be able to see your Whitman account emails.

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