WMApps - Students

WMApps is the email service for W&M students and alumni (that graduated in or after Spring 2007). Powered by Google, it also includes several additional Google services, like Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Google Drive. As of Nov. 2014, Google has provided unlimited data storage for WMApps accounts.

Faculty and staff may request a WMApps account by sending an email to [[support]].

Quick Access

Login to WMApps by entering your WMApps email address (i.e. tjefferson@email.wm.edu) and password.

Getting Started

New to William & Mary? Learn how to activate and log in to your WMApps email account.

Activating Your WMApps Email Account

Follow these instructions to activate and set a password for your WMApps email. (Please note:  For security, your WMApps password should be distinct from your WMuserid password even though you have the same userid for both accounts.)

  • Go to https://changepassword.wm.edu/wmapps.  
  • You will be asked to authenticate using your WMuserid and Campus password.
  • At this point you will create your password for your new WMApps Email account.  Enter a password of your choice that meets the following requirements into the Password dialogue box: 
    • Must be at least 8 characters
    • Must contain at least one UPPERCASE and one lowercase letter
    • Must contain either one number or symbol (e.g. a space or punctuation mark)
    • Must NOT contain either an apostrophe, ampersand, quotation marks, question mark or a backslash (i.e.' or & or " or ? or \)
    • Must NOT contain your WMuserid, your first name or your last name
    • Should be distinct from your WMuserid password.
  •  Re-enter your password in the Confirm Password dialogue box, then click Submit.
  • Your password is now set.  Click the "Now Login" link to log in to WMApps email.
Log in to Your WMApps Email Account

Log in to your new WMApps email account to ensure it is properly activated and the password works.

  • After setting your WMApps Password, you should be directed to www.email.wm.edu.
  • Click Add an Account or  Sign in. Enter your WMApps email address, WMuserid@email.wm.edu (i.e. tjefferson@email.wm.edu).
  • Enter the password for your WMApps email account.  This is the password you set while activating your WMApps email account.
  • Click Sign in.

Setting Up an Email Client

IT recommends checking your email using the web at www.email.wm.edu. However, for those students who prefer to use an email client (e.g. Outlook, Windows Mail, etc.) we have instructions for configuring an email client through the POP/IMAP settings in Google. 

Enabling POP/IMAP for Your Email Account

You can use either POP or IMAP to configure an email client. Unsure which one to use? Read this page from Google for the differences between the two.

You will need to first enable POP/IMAP for your email account:

  1. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. Click the gear in the top right.                        
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
  5. Select Enable POP/IMAP.
  6. Click Save Changes.

You will also need to turn on access for less secure apps for your email account:

 https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps

Configuring an Email Client for IMAP 

Use the following settings when configuring an Email Client (e.g. Outlook) for IMAP. More detailed instructions from Google can be found here.

Incoming Mail Server (IMAP) imap.gmail.com
Server requires SSL

use port 993 for SSL

Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) smtp.gmail.com
Authentication outgoing server requires authentication
Server requires either TLS or SSL use port 587 for TLS /STARTTLS
use port 465 for SSL
Account Name WMuserid@email.wm.edu
Email Address WMuserid@email.wm.edu
Password This is your WMApps Email Password

 

Configuring an Email Client for POP

Use the following settings when configuring an Email Client (e.g. Outlook) for POP.  More detailed instructions from Google can be found here.

Incoming Mail Server (POP) pop.gmail.com
Server requires SSL

use port 995 for SSL

Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) smtp.gmail.com
Authentication outgoing server requires authentication
Server requires either TLS or SSL use port 587 for TLS /STARTTLS
use port 465 for SSL
Account Name WMuserid@email.wm.edu
Email Address WMuserid@email.wm.edu
Password This is your WMApps Email Password
Using Other WMApps Services

Find links below to get started using all the services WMApps has to offer.

Calendar

Organize your schedule and share events using Google Calendar

Drive

Store and share as much as you like because there is unlimited storage in Google Drive for WMApps! 

Docs

Create and edit web-based documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Store documents online and access them from any computer. You can upload, store and share ANY file on Google Docs.

Groups

Create your own Groups to send announcements, share files, and host online discussions.

Sites

Thinking of creating a website?  Sites is a free and easy way to create and share web pages. Remember that in the default settings, everyone that is a member of the W&M community can edit your site. Here are instructions on adjusting permissions to your website.

Connecting Your Mobile Phone

Here are links for syncing your email and calendar with a mobile device.

Install the Gmail App on Your Mobile Device

Gmail App for Android on Google Play.

Gmail App for IOS devices on ITunes. 

Sync Google Calendar with Your Mobile Device 

Instructions for an Android.

Instructions for an IPhone or IPad.

Password Protection

Learn ways to keep your password safe.

Beware of Phishing 

Learn how to identify phishing messages on your WMApps account and what to do if you receive one.

2-Step Verification 

Google provides an additional layer of security by verifying your account via your cell phone.

Create an Effective Password

Find the best practices for creating an effective password.

Change Your WMApps Password 

Use this link to change your WMApps password.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about WMApps