Forwarding your email from First Class to another email is simple. (UNforward your maine.edu account first to avoid loops!! See Step a below.)) Open your First Class client and click on the Preferences tab at the top of the client. This should open a new preferences box. Click on the messaging tab, which will then open the Mail Rules tab. In the bottom box you will see Automatically Forward. From there you will want to change local mail and internet mail to yes. In the box that says Forward to: you will add the email address that you would like to receive your mail. Hit okay and your mail will now be forwarded to that address. (See below for visual instructions)
How to forward email from FirstClass to Google
Create a rule in FirstClass to FORWARD your FC mail to maine.edu: right-click on FirstClass Mailbox and select Rules. Click New Advanced Rule, give descriptive name, When: message received; If: all/always;Then: redirect to email address; Set expiry period: optional but 30 days is good; Save.
Start telling people to use your maine.edu address for email and appointments!