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    Getting Started with Google Apps
    Here are some tips to help you take advantage of the features Google Apps has to offer!
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    Sign in to your Google Apps account

    In a web browser, go to http://www.google.com. If necessary, click on the Sign in button in the upper right corner of the window. Enter your Saint Mary's e-mail address and password where prompted. Click on the Sign In button or press the Return key.


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    In a web browser, go to http://webmail.saintmarys.edu. Enter your Saint Mary's e-mail address and password where prompted. Click on the Sign In button or press the Return key.


    If you are having problems accessing your Saint Mary's Google Apps account, please try the following:

    1. Go to http://www.google.com/ in any current web browser (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Internet Explorer).
    2. In the upper right corner of the web browser, you will see one of two options:
      • Sign in button
      • An e-mail address, most likely your Saint Mary's e-mail address or a personal Gmail e-mail address.
    3. If you see a Sign in button, click on it. In the Email field, enter your entire Saint Mary's e-mail address (including @saintmarys.edu) and your Saint Mary's password. Click on the Sign In button.
    4. If you see a non-saintmarys.edu e-mail address listed, click on the address and then click on the Sign Out button. Click on the Sign in button. In the Email field, enter your entire Saint Mary's e-mail address (including @saintmarys.edu) and your Saint Mary's password. Click on the Sign In button.
    5. If you see your saintmarys.edu e-mail address listed, you are already logged into Google Apps. Click on the Mail, Calendar, or preferred Google Apps link at the top of the web browser to access your files.




    Quick Fixes:

    Disconnect from a personal Gmail account: If you have connected your Saint Mary's e-mail account to a personal Gmail account, please follow the instructions available at http://www.saintmarys.edu/resnet/resnetfaq/gmail.html to disconnect the accounts. If your accounts are connected and you do not complete these steps first, you may encounter problems logging into your new Google Apps account.

    Passwords: You can change your Saint Mary's password (which provides access to Google Apps, Blackboard, PrintLimit, and cluster/classroom computer logins) at any time by visiting http://www.saintmarys.edu/account and following the steps listed. Google recommends that your password be at least eight characters long. 

    Security: We recommend that you DO NOT check the box to Stay Signed In. Checking this box will allow anyone with access to your computer to also be able to access your Saint Mary's e-mail account and Google Apps features.

    Sign in from Saint Mary's: Visit http://webmail.saintmarys.edu to access your Saint Mary's Google Apps account, entering your Saint Mary's user name and password where prompted to log in.

    Sign in from Google.com: If you would like to use http://www.google.com to access your Saint Mary's account, please enter your complete saintmarys.edu e-mail address and password to log in.

    Mobile devices: If you wish to access your Saint Mary's e-mail via a mobile device, you must first log into the Google Apps website and accept the Terms of Service. Instructions for setting up mobile devices are available here. Information Technology (ResNet and the Helpdesk) provide limited support for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch), including assistance with connecting to Google Apps.

    POP and IMAP: We recommend using a web browser to access Google Apps from your computer, rather than a separate POP or IMAP e-mail client. We encourage you to use the web interface for Google Apps so all of the features (Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Drive, Talk) will be in one place and will travel with you wherever you go on any device you choose to use. With the exception of mobile devices, Information Technology does not plan to have documentation available for configuring mail clients (including Apple Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Microsoft Outlook) during our rollout of Google Apps. We want people to experience all of the communication and collaboration tools that Google Apps has to offer. 

    POPing mail to personal Gmail accountsIf you configured your personal Gmail account to pull your Saint Mary's Saint Mary's e-mail messages into Gmail, those settings will break after your Zimbra account has been migrated to Google Apps. Information Technology does not recommend linking your Saint Mary's Google Apps account to your personal Gmail account. 

    • With the transition to Google Apps for Education, Saint Mary's students, faculty, and staff can take advantage of 30GB of storage space per account (personal Gmail accounts only provide 15GB of space). 
    • Google Apps provides a suite of productivity and collaboration tools beyond Gmail, including Google Drive, Google Calendar, and Google Talk. 
    • Using your Saint Mary's Google Apps account will make sharing and editing documents, scheduling events, and chatting with other faculty, staff, and students easier than before. 

    Mobile Device Access: If you wish to access your Saint Mary's e-mail via a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, iPhone Touch, Android, etc.), you must first log into the Google Apps website and accept the Terms of Service before you can access your messages. We recommend using a web browser to access Google Apps from your computer.

    Supported Web Browsers: Saint Mary's College and Google recommend using current versions of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Internet Explorer to access Google Apps. For details on Google's supported web browsers, please visit here.

    Signing into multiple Google accounts: You can sign into multiple Google accounts - this is helpful if you have both a Saint Mary's Google Apps for Education account and a personal Gmail account. Here are the different options for accessing your multiple accounts:

    Google and your birthdate: If you set up your profile on Google and it asks for your birthdate, please do not provide fraudulent information. You could become locked out of your Google Apps for Education account if you indicate that you are under 13 years of age. For information on how to re-enable your account if you provided a false birthdate, please visit http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1333913 - we recommend using the credit card option for the quickest response. Saint Mary's College is unable to complete these steps on your behalf.