Accessing Google Apps
No, you'll continue to use your existing email address.
No, Google will store your mail next to it’s own private information.
No, there will be no disruption to your email service.
We encourage to use the Web interface but if you have a reason to continue using Apple Mail you can contact the IT team. However, you will likely find the web-browser experience much nicer, and opt not to.
Google Apps accounts are totally separate from personal Google/Gmail account. As a best practice we recommend opening different accounts in different browsers and regularly clearing your cache. You can also use the Google Chrome browser to have different gmail accounts in the same browser.
Google Apps supports the following other browsers:
Yes, if you set up your browser to open links in a new window or tab.
Yes, you can set up Gmail for offline access to your most recent email messages. To enable this feature, click Settings in the upper-right corner of your Mail window, click the Offline tab, and then click Enable Offline Mail for this computer.
No. Because Google Apps runs in a web browser, you just need to use a supported browser.
Yes, your contacts and calendar data will be migrated prior to the go live date. Unfortunately frequent contacts will not migrate over. You should create a new group and copy any important contacts over to that group.
If you're working in Gmail, the refresh rate is approximately every 30 to 60 seconds.
Yes, you can choose from a number of different color schemes, or even create your own! Select "Themes" from you Gmail settings.
No, you'll need to recreate your rules using the Filters feature in Gmail. Filters let you manage the flow of incoming messages using keywords, sender, recipients, and more. Using filters, you can automatically label, archive, delete, star, or forward your mail, and even keep it out of your Spam folder.
Yes, your personal contacts will be transferred over. You will receive instructions on how to import your Address Book into Google Apps.
Yes. Gmail and Calendar are supported on a number of mobile devices. Visit our Mobile FAQ page for more detailed information.
Your new Gmail account will have the following storage space allocations:
Yes, you can import the following types of documents into Google Docs:
Note: Any the aforementioned files will count against your 5 GB of space. Whenever possible convert your files to Google Docs. Any Google Docs do not count towards your allocated 5 GB of space.
Yes, we allow employees to share documents outside of the domain. However, users outside of the domain will need Google Apps accounts or personal Gmail accounts to access the shared documents.
You can designate Gmail as your default mailto handler. This means that when you click on any hyperlinked email address, a Gmail compose window will open so you can send a message to that address from Gmail. With Google Notifier (MAC) or GMail Notifier (PC) this will set your default mailto with in your browser to open Gmail. Note: you must first be logged into your scu.edu account to launch the mailto window properly.