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Email & Calendaring

Google

https://sites.google.com/a/umbc.edu/gmail-migration/

Google Apps is a package of online applications that makes communicating and collaborating at UMBC easier and more efficient. The cornerstone of Google Apps is Gmail, Google’s web-based email 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 email, documents, and calendars are always accessible from any computer, anywhere.

The Google contract was signed by the attorney general’s office in July 2010 under the Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium (MEEC) umbrella. UMBC was the first USM school to sign the new contract thus allowing UMBC to offer the Google collaborative tools to the UMBC community.

Mobile Access

Devices like Apple’s iPhone and iTouch can easily access web services by connecting to the ‘UMBC Visitor’ network. This network does not require a login making connections simple. See Wireless information.

Settings for Gmail System

Basic Email Client Configuration

  • Username: Your myUMBC ID/username +@umbc.edu for example jsmith@umbc.edu
  • Password: Your myUMBC password
  • Outgoing Mail: smtp.googlemail.com Enable SSL Port = 587 (TLS Encryption) or SSL Port = 465 (SSL Encryption)
  • Incoming Mail: imap.googlemail.com Enable SSL Port = 993
  • Mail Protocol: IMAP

Settings for Old Email System

Basic Email Client Configuration

  • Username: Your myUMBC ID/username. Please note that your myUMBC ID is case sensitive. Always use lowercase letters.
  • Password: Your myUMBC password
  • Outgoing Mail: smtp.umbc.edu Enable SSL Port = 587 (TLS Encryption) or SSL Port = 465 (SSL Encryption)
  • Incoming Mail: imap.umbc.edu Enable SSL Port = 993
  • Mail Protocol: IMAP