Residential Networking

Pitzer Gmail

Your Pitzer-based Gmail account is a life-long email account as long as Google offers Gmail. Currently your account has 7GB's of storage.

Accessing your email via alternative access methods (POP, IMAP, mobile phone devices) requires the use of a separate password, an alternate password. This password is used specifically to authenticate your google mail with your email client software. By clicking on the reset link below You will be brought to a page similar to the email logon screen. There you will be asked to enter your Pitzer email username and password for authentication purposes. Once logged in you will then be brought to the alternate password page to select a new password.

 

 

Getting Started

When you first log in to your Pitzer Google Apps account you will receive a setup screen to accept the terms of service. Enter the special characters and click the “I accept…” button at the bottom to finish the setup.

Once you have logged into the Google Apps web client, you will have access to the following services: email, calendar, web-based documents and spreadsheets. You can even chat with other students as well as people in your Contacts list.

Main Inbox Page

Your default inbox page should look something similar to the following.

 

Customizing your Gmail settings

There are many things you can do to customize your Pitzer Gmail settings such as changing your reply address, vacation responses, email forwarding, and filters.

From the main page, in the upper right corner, click on the down arrow next to the gear icon . Select Settings. This will bring you to the following screen.

 

 

Under the General Tab you can:

  • Change your display language and/or enable translation
  • Modify shortcuts and views
  • Add a signature
  • Add a vacation response
  • and more...

Under the Label Tab you can:

  • Create labels to better organize email messages
  • Change the way you can display labeled items.

Under the Accounts Tab you can:

Under the Filters Tab you can:

  • Create and customize email filters. Filters help streamline incoming messages by auto sorting them into folders, deleteting them, auto labeling them and much more...

Under the Forwarding and POP/IMAP Tab you can:

  • Forward mail from your Pitzer Gmail account.
  • Enable POP and or IMAP so you can pull email from your Pitzer Gmail into another email account
  • Set POP and IMAP criteria

For those and other tabs such as Chat, WebClips, Labs, etc... you can find detailed instructions by clicking the learn more links within those tabs.

 

Changing your Pitzer Email, Sakai and Portal Password

Pitpass (Profiler) is our web based password management program that allows you to change your password and/or utilitze your pre-set security questions to generate a new password for accessing your personal Pitzer network space, Pitzer email, MyCampus portal and Sakai account.

Pitpass Instructions - click here for screen shots and instructions.

Pitpass Log on - click this link to change your password and/or set your security questions.

  • If your password has expired and you have set your security questions, you can use Pitpass to generate a new one.
  • If your password has expired but you have not set the security questions, contact Resnet or visit the Bernard Computer Lab so we can reset your password for you.

 

Using Other Email Clients

If you prefer to use your own personal email client software such as Outlook, Entourage, or IPhone, you will need to configure the settings. On your initial log in to Google Apps you created a password. This password is used specifically to authenticate your Google mail with your email client software. Follow the instructions below for, GMail, POP and IMAP setups or visit the Google apps help center for specific email client instructions.

Using the Pre-Configured GMail Option.

For most devices like the IPhone, IPad, etc...you are given an option, when setting up an email account, to choose GMail.

  1. Enable IMAP in Gmail
  2. Configure your client to match the settings below:
Name This can be anything. You would use this to help you distinguish between multiple email accounts.
Address Enter your full Google Apps email address - myusername@students.pitzer.edu (replace "myusername" with your Pitzer network user name)
Password: your Gmail password (Use your alternative access password, NOT your Pitzer network password)
  1. Save.

 

Client Settings if the Pre-Configured Option doesn't work.

What's the difference between IMAP and POP?

Unlike POP, IMAP offers two-way communication between your web Gmail and your email client(s). This means when you log in to Gmail using a web browser, actions you perform on email clients and mobile devices (ex: putting mail in a 'work' folder) will instantly and automatically appear in Gmail (ex: it will already have a 'work' label on that email).

In addition, IMAP provides a better method to access your mail from multiple devices. If you check your email at work, on your mobile phone, and again at home, IMAP ensures that new mail is accessible from any device at any given time.

IMAP

IMAP, or Internet Message Access Protocol, lets you download messages from Gmail's servers onto your computer so you can access your mail with a program like Microsoft Outlook Express or Apple Mail even when you aren't connected to the Internet.

IMAP creates a constant connection between mail clients (desktop and/or mobile) and Gmail.

  • Setting up IMAP:
  • 1. Enable IMAP in Gmail
  • 2. Configure your client to match the settings below:
Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server - requires SSL: imap.gmail.com
Use SSL : Yes
Port : 993
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server - requires TLS: smtp.gmail.com
Use Authentication : Yes
Use TLS : Yes (some clients call this SSL)
Port : 465 or 587
Account Name: Enter your full Google Apps email address - myusername@students.pitzer.edu (replace "myusername" with your Pitzer network user name)
Email Address: your email address - first_lastgradyear@pitzer.edu
Password: your Gmail password (Use your alternative access password, NOT your Pitzer network password)
  • 3. For instructions on specific mail clients click here. Please note that if your client does not support SMTP authentication, you won't be able to send mail through your client using your Gmail address.
  • Also, if you're having trouble sending mail but you've confirmed that encyrption is active for SMTP in your mail client, try to configure your SMTP server on a different port: 465 or 587.

POP

POP, or Post Office Protocol, lets you download messages from Gmail's servers onto your computer so you can access your mail with a program like Microsoft Outlook Express or Netscape Mail, even when you aren't connected to the Internet.

  • Setting up POP:
  • 1. Enable POP in Gmail.
  • 2. Configure your client to match the settings below:
Incoming Mail (POP3) Server - requires SSL: pop.gmail.com
Use SSL : Yes
Port : 995
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server - requires TLS: smtp.gmail.com (use authentication)
Use Authentication : Yes
Use TLS : Yes (some clients call this SSL)
Port : 465 or 587
Account Name: Enter your full Google Apps email address - myusername@students.pitzer.edu (replace "myusername" with your Pitzer network user name)
Email Address: your email address - first_lastgradyear@pitzer.edu
Password: your Gmail password (Use your alternative access password, NOT your Pitzer network password)
  1. Unless you're using recent mode to download mail to multiple clients, make sure you've opted not to leave messages on the server. Your Gmail settings determine whether or not messages stay on the server, so this setting in your client won't affect how Gmail handles your mail.
  2. Please note that if your client does not support SMTP authentication, you won't be able to send mail through your client using your Gmail address.
  3. Also, if you're having trouble sending mail but you've confirmed that encyrption is active for SMTP in your mail client, try to configure your SMTP server on a different port: 465 or 587.