Easy WGU Email on an Android Device

Wouldn’t it be nice (for any number of reasons) to set up your WGU email on an Android phone or tablet with a minimum of fuss? Search no more. And I’ll be using the WGU email for a couple years, so I’ll update it if it changes.

For the techies, here’s the basic info:

username: username@wgu.edu
pwd: pwd
imap server: imap.gmail.com
security: SSL
port: 993
smtp server: smtp.gmail.com
security: ssl
port: 465

– Open your Email app (not the Gmail app). Tap Menu, then Accounts, then Menu again, then Add Account.

– Enter your email address: username@wgu.edu. Then enter your password, and select Manual Setup.

– Select IMAP Account, then enter the IMAP server information listed above. Tap Next.

– Enter the SMTP server information listed above, and tap Next.

– Adjust the preferences to your liking, and tap Next. Give the account a name (such as “WGU”) and tap Done.

– Get busy! Accelerate your courses!

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5 responses to “Easy WGU Email on an Android Device

  1. Neta

    Thanks so much for this post – saved me a lot of time and effort trying to figure it out.

  2. April

    Thanks! Saved me a lot of time searching the web. Directions are very easy to understand (even if you aren’t a techie)!

  3. Thank you! Gmail instructions leave out the IMAP server part.

  4. FYI, you can also use the standard “Google” account type in modern versions of Android (tested on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean). Just use user@wgu.edu for the username.

  5. Casey

    Thanks for the help!

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