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All students, faculty, and staff at HSU are provided with a humboldt.edu email address for all official university communications.
We use Google Gmail as our email system. Gmail is part of a broader online environment, Google Apps, that also provides calendaring, productivity programs, group communications, and other useful applications, including the ubiquitous Google search engine.
We recommend you use Gmail via the web interface for the best experience, but you can also choose to access Gmail through a local client such as Outlook or Mac Mail. While this will enable you to synchronize mail, calendar events, contacts, and notes between your Google account locally, the full benefits of Gmail are only available on the web.
To use Gmail on the web, all you need is a current browser and your HSU Username and Password.
To use Outlook with Google on an HSU-owned system, first go to myapps.humboldt.edu to download and install Google AppSync for Outlook.
Google is a dynamic environment, and the company frequently updates or otherwise tweaks many of its services in response to user feedback. You can keep track of Google's planned and implemented changes on their What's New? site.
To learn more about how HSU secures your email, check out these pages:
Other links that may be of interest:
To set up your webmail account, go to Account Center -> Personal information -> Electronic services (including email). All faculty, staff, and students are provided with an HSU email address automatically.
If you need to establish an HSU email address for a contractor or other temporary or off-campus individual working on official HSU business, please complete an account request form.
If you need to redirect your emails or use a different name with your HSU email account, follow the links below:
Some recommendations for email usage best practices can be found here.
The most recent HSU email usage policy may be found here.
HSU internal policies apply to the usage of email aliases
State and federal laws govern the privacy and security of email communications
All other computer usage policy issues are covered in the CSU Responsible Use Policy