Email, Google Apps @ Illinois, Access Your Google Email and Calendar
This page describes how to access your Google hosted email and calendar from the web or a desktop or mobile client.
NOTE: IMAP and POP access to Gmail is now 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.
The Gmail website is the best way to use your Google Apps @ Illinois email
Use the Google Calendar site to access your calendar if using Illinois Gmail.
Your Gmail can be accessed via web browser at
Supported browser are listed at
Gmail Help: Supported browsers
Download the Gmail app from the Apple App Store.
Download the Google Calendar app from the Apple App Store.
- Download or update to the lastest version of the Gmail app
- Open the Gmail app and tap the Menu icon in the top left
- To the right of your username, tap the Down arrow
- Tap Add Account
- Choose Google as the account type and provide your @illinois.edu email address
- Complete the login process to authorize
Gmail Support: Sign in to Gmail, Android
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
Older versions of Outlook have reached the end of maintsream support from
Microsoft and are not recommended for use with Google Apps @ Illinois.