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How can I migrate ACCC Email to UIC Gmail for Students?

Basic Email (Webmail and Tigger) was retired on January 29th, 2018. This page has instructions for students to migrate their ACCC email to UIC Gmail.

Email-forward, How to Migrate ACCC email to UIC Gmail for Students

Step 1. Prepare your email mailbox for migration

  • Log in to your email account at
  • Save any large attachments and remove them from the mail message.
  • Delete any unwanted messages.
  • Important: Place all mail into a folder for easy transfer.

Step 2. Change your email routing to UIC Gmail

A necessary part of moving your email to your UIC Gmail is to change your email routing. Follow the next steps:

email routing screen

  • Test by sending an email to yourself at, and verify you have received it in your UIC Gmail at

Step 3. Copy email from your old mailbox to Gmail

If you don’t already have one, download and install an email client for your email account. This guide will use Thunderbird, a free email client for both PC and Mac. This process will outline adding both your ACCC email service and your new UIC Gmail service to a client for easy transfer.

1) Install Thunderbird onto your computer and select Email under Create a new account

thunderbird screen

2) A box will pop up, prompting you to create a new email address. Click Skip this and use my existing email.

new email adress screen

3) Enter your UIC email credentials and then click Continue.

mail account setup

4) Click Manual config to set up your credentials correctly.

mail account setup configuration

5) To add your Webmail account first, change the Server hostname, port, and Authentication to match the screenshot below.

6) Your email will begin to populate in Thunderbird. While that is populating, click on Local Folders to add your new UIC Gmail account. Click on Email under Create a new account.

thunderbird email

7) Follow steps 2-4 again.

8) To add your Gmail account properly, change the Server hostname, port, and Authentication to match the screenshot below.

9) In Thunderbird, you will now see two different email accounts with the same name. The first account is your old webmail account, and the second will be your new UIC Gmail account.

10) Now that both accounts are in one client, you can easily transfer all of the mail from your Webmail account to your UIC Gmail account. If you haven’t created separate folders, right click on your Webmail inbox and click New Folder. Name your new folder.

11) Drag and drop the desired emails into your new folder.

12) Once your folders are ready for transfer, click and drag the entire folder from your Webmail account into your UIC Gmail account. You will see the entire folder copied.

Transfer email diagram

13) Check your UIC Gmail account at to see the transferred folder.

transfered mail diagram

Note: If you are using another email application as Outlook, Outlook Express, or Apple Mail, see Google's email migration page.

Step 4. Move your email contacts into your UIC Gmail

Regardless of where your email is (ACCC, Gmail, Yahoo), the easiest way to import contacts into Gmail is to export your contacts from your old email client into a comma delimited file, and then import the contents of the comma delimited file into Gmail. Google has instructions on how to import the comma delimited contact file after you create it.

Step 5. Update your mobile email client to receive email from UIC Gmail

In your mobile mail settings, add a new Google account using your address. Follow the directions as indicated on your screen and log in with your UIC credentials.

Keywords:student email, email migration, mailserv, gmail, tigger, google apps, g suite   Doc ID:78472
Owner:Roberto U.Group:University of Illinois at Chicago ACCC
Created:2017-11-30 16:37 CSTUpdated:2019-10-15 13:21 CST
Sites:University of Illinois at Chicago ACCC, University of Illinois at Chicago Sandbox KB
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