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Google Apps for Education is Smith's supported platform for email, calendar, contacts and Google drive storage.

This page provides links to documentation for Mail, Contacts, Calendar as well as Google Drive.

To log in to your Smith Mail account, open any browser, go to, and enter your Smith username and password.

On a generic (non-Smith) Google log-in screen, remember to add at the end of your username.

There are two ways to learn about Google Apps. Use your account, learn more. Search for the Google product or topic of interest. Another way is to visit Google Apps Learning Center.

Using Google Mail

Are you new to Google Mail, learn how to compose, send, reply and organize your mail boxes from the Google Apps Learning Center. Google has an App Learning Center in 7 easy steps.

Click on the appropriate link for instructions on making Smith Mail the default email client on your machine. Window: Chrome or Firefox or Mac: Safari or Chrome

Additional links:

Getting Started (compose, send and reply)

Organize your inbox with labels (google uses labels and not folders)

Find email, search your inbox

Create a signature

Delegating (sharing) Mail accounts

Inserting foreign diacritics

Understanding Google's daily sending limits on mail messages and recipients

Sending specialized mail (bulk mail, formatted mail, email merge)

Using Microsoft Outlook for email merge

Take your mail with you when graduate, retire or leave Smith

Forwarding your Mail to another account

Transfering Mail to another Gmail account using Thunderbird

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Get Started with Google Contacts

From the Goolge Apps Learning Center you will learn to create new contacts, new groups, edit, delete and organize your contacts.

Export your contacts group  Share your contacts or take them with you:

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Get Started with Google Calendar

Manage your time with your Google Calendar, learn to schedule events, add reminders, share and view other calendars from the Goolge Apps Learning Center.

Using Appointment Slots to schedule meetings

Showing multiple Google calendars on an iPad

Note: Did you know you can add the Smith academic calendar to your own Google calendar? Just open Google Calendar, locate the Add a coworker's calendar field under Other Calendars, and enter: academiccalendar

If you're a Mac user, you can also get the academic calendar for iCal.

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Accessing Your Smith Account From a Mobile Device or Email Client

Accessing your account from a mobile device
(iPhone, iPad, Android device, etc.)

Setting up your account using Apple Mail

Accessing your account using any email client that supports IMAP
(Thunderbird, Outlook, etc.)

Using iCal at Smith
iCal, the Apple calendaring program, is easy to integrate with Apple Mail and allows you to import events from your Smith Mail calendar.
This document explains how to add the Smith Academic calendar to iCal.

Showing multiple Google calendars on an iPad

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