TC GMAIL ACCOUNTS
TRAINING and SUPPORT
Log into myTC with your UNI and password and click on the Gmail icon at the top right of the page.
The new account will provide 25GB for your mailbox, which is about 100 times the size of CubMail or Exchange quotas.
While you are working on GMail messages, the refresh rate is approximately every 2 to 5 minutes. When GMail is idle, the refresh rate is approximately every 10 minutes.
You can send and receive mail messages up to 25 MB in size, including attachments.
The new email account will be totally separate from your personal Google account so your personal account will not be affected.
Alumni will keep their TC Gmail account indefinitely.
Google supports the following browsers: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 6+, Mozilla Firefox 2.0 and Apple Safari 3.0. More info on supported browsers
No, Google Mail doesn’t have an automatic spell-checker. However, you can check your spelling at any time by clicking Check Spelling at the top of the message you are composing. All misspelled or unrecognized words are highlighted. Click a highlighted work to see suggestions for similar word. Goggle’s spell-check is currently available in 36 languages, by pulling down the sub-menu next to Check Spelling.
Note: Certain browsers, such as Firefox and Chrome will spell-check as you type
The interface for Google Apps, Gmail and Google Calendar is available in over 50 languages. For a list of the available languages and instructions on how to set a new language, refer to the Gmail Help Center.
Yes. TC has control over user accounts, and Google does not own the data. TC's agreement with Google names the College as being responsible for responding to third party requests for data. Upon receipt of such a request, Google will notify TC if legally permissible, comply with TC's requests regarding efforts to oppose it, and provide TC with tools and information to respond to it.
Will Google access student/faculty/staff e-mail communications, addresses, identifiable browsing histories, and use the information to target advertising at us?
Where can I find more information on security with Google?
Yes, Smartphone synching is easily managed by users. More info on Mobile use
Gmail blocks certain file types from being sent and received via email to help prevent spread of malware and viruses. A list of blocked files can be found in the following Google support site
Yes, it is integrated via myTC.
Yes. See the limitations below.
Gmail blocks certain file types from being sent and received via email to help prevent spread of malware and viruses. A list of blocked files can be found in the following Google support site:
Yes. Besides UNI@tc.columbia.edu , your TC Gmail has alternative addresses as follows:
Note: There are some cases in which one or more of these may be missing or modified by adding the first initial of your first name if it would not be unique otherwise.