Configuring IMAP/POP for Personal Media Device

This tutorial is used in parallel with the Google support article, Getting started with IMAP and POP. This will provide additional information that will be helpful with answering setting questions and scenario problems related to the user following the Google document mentioned above.


1. Open the link Getting started with IMAP and POP

Note: To avoid locking yourself out of your account, make sure you don't exceed 2500 MB per day for IMAP downloads and 500 MB per day for IMAP uploads. If you're setting up a single IMAP account on multiple computers, try taking a break between each setup.

2. Follow the directions to enable either one under the forwarding section of your campus email settings via the Google Email page.

3. Go to Log in, click Gear icon on the upper right, and choose See all settings. Select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.

Note: You can also choose to “Forward” your email to another personal email account rather than attempt to setup a second email interface on your personal media device.

You can do this from the forwarding section of your EdCC Google Settings web interface. View our tutorial on Forwarding.

4. From the Google web page choose the appropriate personal media device platform you are attempting to configure.

After choosing an option, the web page shows you the appropriate settings needed to get your personal device working with Edmonds College IMAP.

Account settings

Incoming settings

IMAP server:

Port: 993

Security type: SSL (always)

Outgoing settings

SMTP server:

Port: 465

Security type: SSL (always)


  • Your username needs to be: 
  • If you configure your Edmonds College web page settings for forwarding, and you have entered the settings suggested by the Google IMAP web page but are still receiving errors you may need to change your password and re-sync it with the Google Mail system.
    • Click on the following web address to manage your Triton Access account: Triton Access
    • Once you have changed your password, attempt to set up your media device again.

Note: If you are currently logged onto a campus machine when you change your password you will need to logout, or lock and unlock your workstation with the new password.