Email, Google Apps @ Illinois, Setup
The University of Illinois has partnered with Google to deliver enhanced email and collaboration services to undergraduate students.
NOTE: If you are a graduate or professional student, you may be eligible for an Exchange account (Unified Communications). Please see the Graduate Students' Introduction to UC for more information.
Google Apps @ Illinois for Undergraduates
All undergraduate students are eligible to create Google Apps @ Illinois accounts:
- Instant messaging / chat
- Web-based applications:
- Google Sync
- Google Docs
- Google Sites
See Google Apps @ Illinois Email Accounts for more information.
Whether or not you choose to use your Google Apps @ Illinois account, please visit Partner Computing and indicate where you want your official University email (email@example.com email) sent.
NOTE: If you do not take action, you will not receive official University communications.
Choose Google Apps @ Illinois or a Forwarding Email Address
Whether or not you choose to use your Google Apps @ Illinois account, you must indicate where you want your firstname.lastname@example.org email sent. This can be either your Google Apps account or a third party email address. All official University communication, including that from your professors, will come through your email@example.com email, and you are expected to check it regularly.
Visitand indicate where you want your official University email sent.
Google Apps Email forwarding when you want 2 copies of your email.
One in your Google Apps @ Illinois and one in your personal email.
- Route your school email to yourNetID@g.illinois.edu in the Electronic Directory Editor (ede.cites.illinois.edu).
- In your Google Apps account, go to the the gear > Settings>>forwarding
- Select forwarding, select the address to send it to (you may need to add this), and then select "send and keep a copy in your inbox."
- This will keep 2 copies of the emails. One in the University inbox and one in your personal inbox.
NOTE: Your Google Apps @ Illinois email address is
one of the easiest ways to identify yourself as a University student to
your professors, advisers, and fellow students. They will expect you to
Access Your Google Apps @ Illinois Email
If you choose to direct your firstname.lastname@example.org email to Google Apps @ Illinois, you can access your email through the web interface at http://g.illinois.edu, or you can configure POP (not recommended) or IMAP on mobile devices or desktop email clients, such as Microsoft Outlook and Apple Mail:
- Set up IMAP (recommended)
- Set up POP (not supported, you are on your own)