Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Getting All Of Your Email (2013-08-27)

Some students have expressed frustration with communicating with their instructors because they assume that the instructor email addresses contain @net.elmhurst.edu like theirs do.  If you are happy reading email in two separate systems each day (Gmail and Outlook), then you have no problem and, presumably, your students are not frustrated.  But, there is an easy way to set your email systems up so that you need only read one system to get the email from both.  This has the added benefit that you will also be assured of getting the email that is generated by Google Apps for Education (GAfE) for events of interest such as files being shared with you.


In our current email environment there are two ways to accomplish this unification of College Email, and which you choose depends on which tool you prefer for reading email.  If you prefer to read your email in Outlook, then you should forward your GAfE email to your Outlook account.  On the other hand, if you prefer to read your email in Google, then you should forward your Outlook email to your Elmhurst College GAfE account.


Just as a note, College email should never be forwarded to personal accounts as these accounts do not have the same privacy assurances as the campus email systems do.

To log into your EC Google Apps for Education account (which includes your Gmail account) please click on Logging Into Google.


To forward your Elmhurst College Google email to your Elmhurst College Outlook account, please click on Forwarding GMail to Outlook.


To forward your Elmhurst College Outlook email to your Elmhurst College Google account, please click on Forwarding Outlook to Gmail.