Email, Google Apps @ Illinois, Getting Started with Google Apps @ Illinois
If you choose to create a Google Apps @ Illinois account, you will have the ability to use online tools like Google Docs and Sites to collaborate with classmates or store assignments online.
If you would rather use your own current email system to receive University email, see Email, How to set up email forwarding .
The easiest way to access your Google Apps @ Illinois account is through the secure web interface located at g.illinois.edu.
Because you need only a computer with an Internet connection and a web browser, no additional configuration is necessary.
Note: The first time that you log in to your Google Apps @ Illinois account, you will be required to accept the Google Terms of Service; this set of Terms are associated with Google services and are different from the University of Illinois ones you agreed to in the web page. This is the last set of Terms of Service required to accept in order to use Google Apps @ Illinois.
Google Apps @ Illinois offers several ways to get your email, including a web interface and various desktop email clients such as Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, and others. See Choosing How to Use Google Apps @ Illinois or more information.