Gmail  offers some flexibility in how you work with your HSU email account; read on for descriptions of the main areas you can configure to the way you prefer to work with email.
Employees please note: Your HSU account is an official channel of communication between you and the University. Email sent or received through campus systems is considered official campus business and the property of the University. Campus Email Policy  prohibits automatic forwarding of email from an @humboldt.edu  to an off-campus address. This helps to protect confidential information and keeps HSU-related work product in the HSU account in case of legal inquiries.
Students please note: Your email@example.com  email account is your default preferred email address and the official channel of communication between you and the University. You are responsible for checking it for official communications (which includes, but is not limited to, billing, class list and course information, and Moodle ). If you decide to redirect messages addressed to your official HSU email address to another active email address, such as a personal email account, you do so at your own risk. If you do not receive an official email as a result of re-direction, the University is not responsible and you are not absolved from the responsibilities associated with responding to any such official communication addressed to your HSU email address.
If you do decide to use a non-HSU address as your preferred email address, you'll need to set that up in Google Apps :
You can choose a more memorable email address by selecting an alias  or nickname. For students, this alias will be used as your "from" address in Google Apps. It will also be part of your website address if you choose to create one on the HSU User Web server .
Employees also have the option of setting up to two custom aliases on that same page.
When you're finished, select the Exit link in the upper right corner of the page and then close your browser to preserve your security.
Anyone with an @humboldt.edu email address can choose which of the automatically-distributed university email messages they wish to receive. Here's how to make your selections:
When you've finished making your selections, click the Exit link in the upper right corner of the page and then close the browser to preserve your security.
Your HSU account is an official channel of communication between you and the University. Email sent or received through campus systems is considered official campus business and the property of the campus. Campus Email Policy (http://www2.humboldt.edu/