Email, Google Apps @ Illinois, Access Your Google Email

This page describes how to access your Google hosted email from the web or a desktop or mobile client.

Users of Google Apps at Illinois Gmail have several options to access their email from the web, mobile, or desktop clients.

Note: On May 13, 2019, IMAP and POP access to Gmail will be disabled for managed Illinois.edu Gmail accounts.

This change is part of ongoing efforts to ensure email with senders from illinois.edu are actually from university resources and users. IMAP and POP requires users to manage a separate password, as they do not support NetID password and two-factor authentication. This external password can be compromised more easily, leading to users accounts being disabled automatically by Google and spam or malicious emails being sent in their name. Users must migrate to a client which support secure authentication before May 13, 2019.

Web

The Gmail website is the best way to use your Google Apps @ Illinois email account.

Your Gmail can be accessed via web browser at https://g.illinois.edu

Supported browser are listed at Gmail Help: Supported browsers . Google requires cookies and Javascript be enabled.

iOS

  1. Go to Settings > Accounts & Passwords > Add Account
  2. Choose Google from the list of provider and enter your @illinois.edu email address
  3. Complete the login process to authorize

See Apple Help: Add an email account to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch for more information.

Android

  1. Download or update to the lastest version of the Gmail app
  2. Open the Gmail app and tap the Menu icon in the top left
  3. To the right of your username, tap the Down arrow
  4. Tap Add Account
  5. Choose Google as the account type and provide your @illinois.edu email address
  6. Complete the login process to authorize

See Gmail Support: Sign in to Gmail, Android for more information.

MacOS

  1. If you haven’t already setup an email account, you’re prompted to set it up when you first open Mail.app
  2. Otherwise, in the Mail menu, choose Add Account.
  3. Choose Google from the list of providers and enter your @illinois.edu email address
  4. Complete the login process to authorize

See Apple Help: Set up Mail for more information.

Outlook 2016 and Window 10 Mail app

We do not recommend using Outlook 2016 or Windows 10 Mail app as your client for Google Apps @ Illinois Gmail account access due to security concerns.

Older versions of Outlook have reached the end of maintsream support from Microsoft and are not recommended for use with Google Apps @ Illinois.

IMAP and Other Applications

The applications listed above are the only supported methods of access the Gmail feature of Google Apps at Illinois. IMAP access will be disabled soon.




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Owner:Isaac G.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-05-07 14:00 CDTUpdated:2019-03-18 14:03 CDT
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