Google Apps @UDel.edu FAQ
Please refer to the answers below to help you get the most out of Google Apps @UDel.edu. If you can't find the answers you need or have any problems, please contact the IT Support Center.
eligible to use Google Apps @UDel.edu?
Our signed agreement allows any UD faculty, staff, student, or retiree to use Google Apps @UDel.edu. All undergraduate student email service is at Google Apps @UDel.edu.
- How do I log in to
my Google Apps @UDel.edu account?
You will access your account using your UDelNetID and password at the Google Apps @UDel.edu login page.
- What do I
do if I already have a Google Account where
I log in with UDelNet ID@udel.edu?
If you already have a google account where you log in with UDelNet ID@udel.edu, read the Special Situations and Troubleshooting page for directions on how you can use Google Apps @UDel.edu.
- How do I switch to
Google Apps @UDel.edu?
Follow these instructions for switching to Google Apps @UDel.edu.
- What if I want
my default site in Google to be the
Calendar or something other than GMail?
If you aren't using Google for email or would prefer to start in Google on a page other than the default GMail page, use one of the following URLs instead:
- Can I keep my
Google Apps @UDel.edu account after I
Yes. You will be able to continue using your account after graduation.
- I am a member of UD's alumni. How can I change my User ID or password?
T o change your settings, click the Alumni Settings link on the Google Apps@UDel.edu login page.
- How much space do
I have on Google Apps @UDel.edu, and where
is my email stored?
You have over 7 Gigabytes of storage on Google Apps @UDel.edu, and your email is stored in Google’s data storage centers.
What is the
maximum size for a Google Apps @UDel.edu
Google Apps @UDel.edu limits the size of attachments to 25MB. Keep in mind that the recipient's email system may not allow attachments of this size.
How do I manage
It's important to check your SPAM folder in Google email to make sure that legitimate messages aren't sent there by accident. The Google Help information on SPAM explains how to adjust the SPAM settings to ensure legitimate messages arrive in your Inbox.
How can I
forward my Google Apps @UDel.edu to an
outside email provider (MSN, Hotmail, AOL,
I you choose to forward your mail, you can do so by using the UD Network Page.
Remember that, according to the University’s Electronic Communications Policy, every student “must be responsible for receiving and reading any official communication sent to his or her ‘udel.edu’ account. The policy further states that, “if you choose to forward your email from udel.edu to another email server--either to a departmental server or to an off-campus ISP's server--you are responsible for making sure that your email forwarding is working so that you can continue to receive and read your email in a timely fashion.”
How can I change
my email address after I switch to Google
To change your UDelNetID (and, hence, your email address), log in to the UD Network page.
What if I already have a
Gmail.com email account?
Your Gmail.com account is separate from your Google Apps @UDel.edu account. There is no assocation between the two of them. You may share calendars and Google Documents from one account to the other so that you can access them from either account. If you are already forwarding your udel.edu email to a Gmail account, you will notice no change.
- How do I move
my existing UD Webmail Inbox and folders into my Google
Apps @UDel.edu account?
When you request that your existing UD Webmail be migrated to Google Apps @UDel.edu, you can select a check box to have your inbox and folders moved.
- How do
I copy my existing UD Webmail contacts into
my Google Apps @UDel.edu account?
After you request that your existing UD Webmail be migrated to Google Apps @UDel.edu, you will receive an email message containing an attached file with your contacts. You can then import this file into Google Apps @UDel.edu.
No. Google has stopped supporting access to Gmail from BlackBerry® devices or BlackBerry® smartphones. For more information, contact the IT Support Center.
How do I
configure my Calendar client on my PC/Mac
You can configure the most popular calendar clients with Google Apps @UDel.edu calendar. Click "Sync, importing, and exporting" and choose your client from the pop-up menu. You will need your Google password to configure a calendar client. Make sure you have gone through the steps in Obtain your Google Apps @UDel.edu password before starting to configure your client.
How do I use
Google Docs (Documents,
Spreadsheets, Presentations and Forms)?
Google Docs allow you to create, share, and edit documents online. Google's Help site shows you how to get the most out of Google Docs, including sharing, collaborating, and importing existing Word & Excel Documents.
- How can I create a Web site with Google Apps @Udel.edu?
Google Sites allow you to create and update a Web site, including text, videos, presentations and more. Google's Help site shows you how to work with Sites, including sharing your Web site with others.
How can I use
my instant messaging client with Google
- How does
Google protect my privacy?
You may read Google's FAQ on security and privacy and its privacy and security policies for a complete explanation of how they handle your information.
Google agrees that students’ data is subject to FERPA requirements: “To the extent that Google has access to ‘Education Records,’ it is deemed a ‘school official,’ as each of these terms are defined under FERPA. Google agrees to comply with its obligations under FERPA.”
Google share my personal information with
No. Google is committed to upholding the privacy of your personal information.
- How secure
is Google Apps @UDel.edu? Does Google
protect me from hackers, spam, viruses and
Google has one of the best spam blockers in the business. It checks for viruses and blocks them by not allowing you to download executable files that could contain damaging code.