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  • What is my e-mail address?
  • But when I visit the Gmail at RWU sign-in page, I see that it says “g.rwu.edu” after my username. What’s this?
  • How do I access Gmail at RWU?
  • What’s my username for Gmail at RWU?
  • What’s my password for Gmail at RWU?
  • Can I change my password?
  • Why Gmail at RWU?
  • What is Google Apps?
  • Where can I go for more information?

What is my new e-mail address?

For undergraduates, graduate and continuing studies students; it should take the form of username@hawks.rwu.edu. For law students, it should be username@barrister.rwu.edu. For Alumni it should be username@alumni.rwu.edu

But when I visit the Gmail at RWU sign-in page, I see that it says “g.rwu.edu” after my username. What’s this?

Technically, all user e-mail addresses contain the suffix “g.rwu.edu.” Yet the University has established the “hawks.rwu.edu” and “barrister.rwu.edu” suffixes so that users may retain their old e-mail addresses. You can, in fact, receive e-mail at username@g.rwu.edu should you wish to. And when you send mail to recipients, they will likely view your address as username@g.rwu.edu.

Think of it this way — the two variations of your e-mail address are completely interchangeable. You can send a single e-mail to username@hawks.rwu.edu and username@g.rwu.edu, and both will arrive in your inbox.

How do I access Gmail at RWU?

Visit http://gmail.rwu.edu and click the “sign-in” link.

What’s my username for Gmail at RWU?

Your username takes the form of your first initial followed by your last name followed by three numbers. (Example jsmith123.)

What’s my password for Gmail at RWU?

Upon initial login to the Gmail system, enter your temporary password. This is the first initial of your first name, the first initial of your last name, the last four digits of your Social Security Number (if you have one) followed by RWU. You will be prompted to create a new password upon initial log-in. (Example: js1234RWU.) If you do not have a SSN, please contact the RWU media•tech support desk at x6363 for assistance.

Can I change my password?

Yes. You will be prompted to create a new password upon initial log-in. And you can change your password at any point you like by visiting the “Settings” link within the Gmail system.

Why Gmail at RWU?

A number of reasons:

  • Users gain access to the familiar Gmail system.
  • Users each get 15 gigabytes of e-mail storage. No more worries about having to delete e-mail.
  • Instant messaging from right within your mailbox.
  • Google Calendar to schedule meetings, create events and share calendars with others.
  • Google Docs to create and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations online.
  • Google Sites to create personal webpages.
  • Google Video to upload and share your videos.
  • Your own personalized Start Page, where you can access all these services.
  • Access to your information from anywhere with an Internet connection. You can also access your e-mail with a mobile device.

What is Google Apps?

Google Apps is a package of online applications that makes communicating and collaborating at school easier and more efficient. The cornerstone of Google Apps is Gmail, Google’s web-based e-mail program, which integrates with Google Docs, for creating and sharing documents, and Google Calendar, for coordinating schedules. All of these services are hosted online, so e-mail, documents and calendars are always accessible from any computer.

Where can I go for more information?

Learn more about Gmail and the Google Apps suite by visiting the Google Apps Help Center. Or, watch any of these video presentations below:

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Email Support

Email and Calendaring for Faculty, Staff and Administration is provided by Microsoft Exchange

Configuring email for iPhones and other mobile devices: 

Please note that the IT department does not support connecting personal cell phones, ipads, or other internet enabled devices to your email. If you encounter problems setting up your device, please contact your cell phone carrier for assistance.

The below settings are provided for your convenience only For Faculty/Staff:

Information Technology provides connection methods for both IMAP and ActiveSync to your RWU Exchange email account. Please accept all 3rd party SSL certificates during your setup process.

ActiveSync / Microsoft Exchange
Email: username@rwu.edu
Domain: rwu.edu for Staff and Administration
              academics.rwu for Faculty
Username: first initial followed by your last name
Password: Enter your password for your RWU email account
Select Use SSL
If you are prompted to enter a servername, please enter email.rwu.edu

IMAP
Incoming Server Type: IMAP
Incoming Server Name: email.rwu.edu
Outgoing Server Type: SMTP
Outgoing Server Name: email1.rwu.edu

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