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Google Apps Education Edition

Google Apps Education Edition is the name that Google calls its email hosting for educational organizations. It’s irrelevant with personal gmail.com account. In the following paragraphs, I will simply call it Google or Google Apps.

Here are links to Google Apps features.

Start Page http://gstart.csu.edu/

Email URL http://gmail.csu.edu/

Calendar http://gcalendar.csu.edu/

Sites http://sites.csu.edu/

Chat: Users download and install Google Talk.

Docs http://docs.csu.edu/

We have configured single-sign-on for Google Apps. Your login username/password are the same as your CSU email account. You will see OpenSSO login page. Unfortunately, Google doesn't synchronize pop3, iMap, and smtp password with our authentication server. After you login successfully, you will see a page asking you to choose password. That’s password to use pop3, iMap, and smtp. You may see certificate security warning. Please accept it. We will install official certificate ASAP.

During test period, to receive email at Google Apps, you need to forward your emails to Google. The easiest way to setup forward is to do it via webmail. You can visit CSU webmail at https://webmail.csu.edu/. Click on “Pref” after logged in. The fifth line from top is where you define email forward. You should enter [your_user_name]@galias.csu.edu and check “Keep local copy”. Click on “Save”, click on “Continue”, click on “Log out”.

Questions & Answers

Q: How do I access Google Apps using pop3?

A: After you login to gmail.csu.edu, click on Setting, which is on top-right of the screen. Click on “Forwarding and POP/IMAP”. You need to enable the POP. Click “Configuration Instructions” for additional information.

Q: How do I migrate my address book to Google Apps.

A: After you login to gmail.csu.edu, there is Contacts link on the left side. Click on Contacts. You will find “Import” feature.