You can access your AU Gmail account via eCampus using any desktop computer, laptop, or mobile device with an Internet connection. All registered Adelphi students are assigned an email account that they can continue using as alumni after commencement.
Did you know there’s a lot more to Google Apps than just your Adelphi email account? Check the top of your browser bar in Gmail to access services such as Drive for document storage and collaboration, Picasa for photo storage and sharing, Sites, Groups, Blogger and more.
Use the BCC field for the recipients’ addresses (if you want your sender list to be private) or use the CC field (if you want the recipients to be able to see each others names and email addresses).
When using BCC, put your own email address in the TO: field
Using BCC will help to create a well formatted and printable email structure because it omits the recipient list when viewed by the receivers.
Note: Use caution when cutting and pasting from MS Word—many times there are embedded codes that will not render properly when the email is delivered. Instead, we recommend using Google Docs to prepare your text. Best practice is to compose the message directly in Gmail.
Google Labs* is a collection of new ideas undergoing beta testing that you can try out. In the upper-right corner of your Mail window, click the Gear icon then Mail Settings > Labs
After you enable one or more labs, you can quickly access Labs again by clicking the Labs menu in the dropdown under the Gear icon in the upper-right hand part of your Mail window.
*Please be aware that these beta Lab features are not officially “released” and can change or disappear at any time.
If you have enabled Lab functions and are experiencing problems, start your mail app without the Labs at mail.google.com/mail/u/1/?labs=0. If the problem goes away it might be related to the Gmail Lab item.
Looking for something they don’t have yet? Suggest a new Labs feature.
In the upper-right corner of your Mail window, click the Gear icon then Mail Settings and look under the Generaltab to create your Signature.
Your signature will be appended at the end of all outgoing messages.
Utilizes a rich text editor that allows customization of your text
Allows you to insert an URL to an image.
Also see the Labs feature for Signature Tweaks.
For more information on this feature see Enhance Your Email with Rich Text Signatures.
To try out the new feature, just click the Gmail Options > Mail settings > Priority Inbox, and select Show Priority Inbox. Then click Save Changes. You can also click on the image to watch a short video on Priority Inbox.
For details see Gmail Tips & Tricks Priority Inbox.
If you make your calendar public and select ‘Share only my free/busy information (hide details),’ your event details won’t appear in Google Web Search or Google Calendar search results. Only your free/busy information will be visible to those who access your calendar at its address or add it to their calendar list.
Note: Changes in sharing permissions will generally take effect within a few minutes but, in some cases it may take up to 24 hours.
Smart Rescheduler is a Google Calendar Labs feature. Labs in Google Calendar are accessed the same way you access labs in Gmail. In Google Calendar, click the Settings (gear) > Calendar Settings and select Labs.
Scroll down to find the Smart Rescheduler and click enable then save your changes.
Get more information on how the Smart Rescheduler works.
Layering Google Calendars is a great way to see others’ calendars layered on top of your calendar and can be a great time saver. For instance, layering calendars can help you quickly find a time when certain individuals are available for a meeting.
Get details on how to do this by visiting Layering Google Calendars.
To search for messages, type a word that the messages contain. Note, however, that search matches “whole words” only—it doesn’t recognize partial or similar matches. For example, if you search for “benefits”, search won’t find “benefit” or “benef”.
Also, search doesn’t recognize special search characters, such as square brackets, parentheses, currency symbols, the ampersand, the pound sign, and asterisks.
By default, search doesn’t look in your Trash or Spam folders. To include those folders in your search, click Show search options next to the search field, then select Mail & Spam & Trash in the search drop-down list.
You can find more information about using Search in the Google Apps Help Center.
Automatically declining events
Organize events with icons for vacations, parties, meals, etc., or use different color stars to categorize events. After you enable this, click an event and look for the “Calendar flair” gadget.
Note: Icons added to events will be visible to all attendees.
Who’s my one-on-one with?
Note: Guests don’t automatically have permission to view documents; you must share each attached document.
Free or busy
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