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Gmail for Students and Alumni @ RIT
Google Apps at RIT is the home for student and Alumni e-mail at RIT. To access your account, Student and Alumni should visit google.rit.edu. Google Apps at RIT provides access to the following Google services:
- Google Docs / Drive
- Google Calendar
- RIT Gmail (with a 7 gigabyte quota and no advertisements!)
Setting up Google Apps with RIT Account
You can access Google Apps at RIT through the web at any time by visiting google.rit.edu. Additionally, you can access your RIT Gmail messages through several different desktop or mobile e-mail applications. For more information, visit the Google Apps at RIT Help page at http://google.rit.edu/help/.
Google username and password
When logging in through the web from google.rit.edu, Student and Alumni will use their RIT computer account username and password to log in. HOWEVER, for all non-web access, Student and Alumni will need to use their Google username and Google password. The Google username is in the form of firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com). The Google password is something each person can set on the "Mail Preferences" page at start.rit.edu (note that you'll only see the Google Password option if you're forwarding mail to RIT Gmail). We recommend that this password be set to something different from your RIT password, as this password is transmitted to Google for authentication.
Google Sync is enabled for Google Apps at RIT. When setting up Google Sync on your mobile device, you can refer to the instructions provided here: http://www.google.com/mobile/sync/. The only RIT-specific information you need to enter is your username (in the format of firstname.lastname@example.org) and your Google password.
When you're logged in through the website, you are authenticating through a RIT-provided single-sign-on solution. As a result, by logging into Google Apps at RIT, you're also logging into other services that use the same logon method (SIS, for example). In order to log out, you must close your web browser.
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