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Email :: Best Practices

As a member of the HSU community, you have access to a Google Apps for Education account to help you communicate and collaborate with others in support of your university business. This short document covers essential information on using your account, recommendations for getting the most out of it, and advice on how to avoid potential pitfalls.

Google :: Caveats for Users

Gmail Privacy Issues (Updated 5/1/14)

Google has ended its practice of scanning its users' Apps for Education accounts for advertising purposes after being sued by students and other Gmail users last year, the company announced Wednesday. There's more information on Google's enterprise blog at:

myHumboldt Evolution 3 is here!


The third evolution of myHumboldt brings one-stop access to everything you need to be successful at HSU. Staff, faculty, and students now have customized tabs that display information relevant to their roles at the University. Read more about myHumboldt evolution 3!


On February 11, 2013, and will be Discontinued

You've probably noticed a number of and email addresses cluttering up the address lists in Google and Outlook when you select recipients for your emails. As we haven't used these email servers for some time, we're discontinuing their use permanently, effective February 11, 2013. Read more about the upcoming email changes. Read more about upcoming email changes.

Have you tried the new Gmail Compose box?

You may have noticed that Gmail has started to offer you a new Compose option when you go to write a new email. If you haven't tried it yet (it's optional until January 2013), it would be a good idea to give it a test run so you can familiarize yourself  with the differences. It's simpler and more streamlined, but may take a bit of getting used to, as anything new does. Read on to learn more ...

Google Apps :: Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook

Google provides an application called Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook to enable you to use Outlook to access your Google email, contact lists, and calendar.

New GMail Tips & Tricks

The new GMail interface is now the permanent default interface, so it's time to check out the changes. Plus, you can now get more insight into why messages in your spam folder were put there and learn about any potentially harmful content within them. Read more tips & tricks.

Google Apps :: Avoiding Accessibility Pitfalls

Accessibility and Google Apps became an issue recently when complaints of discrimination were filed against New York University and Northwestern University. The complaints charged that the schools’ Google Apps implementations were not fully compatible with text-to-speech conversion technology, thus discriminating against students who are blind.

Google Apps :: Mac Mail Setup

Mac Mail may be used as a standalone email client for GMail. If you've never launched and configured Mac Mail, follow the steps below to do that. You'll also need to enable and configure the Advanced IMAP Controls Lab in GMail, or you'll get multiple copies of mail in your All Mail folder.

First Time Setup of Mac Mail

Step 1: Launch Mac Mail