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Tips and Hints for using Google Apps

Click the icons below to get an overview of each service

 googlemail_icon Mail  googlecal_icon Calendar

 googledoc_icon Documents

How do I setup my email, calendar and timetable on my Smartphone?

Click here for Apple and Android instructions. The specific instructions for various Smartphones are here.

What if I’m using an application like Outlook to access my email?

Note: Before configuring the Google Mail account you need to sync your Google password via UCD Connect.

Important: For all applications the information is as follows:

Email address: Your address (even where it says your Gmail address)

Username: Your email address

Password: Your UCD Connect password.

If you are not automatically connected using the settings above use the following server settings in the Account settings (double click your account and choose More settings) section of Outlook:

IMAP server:
Port: 993
Require SSL: Yes 

SMTP server:
Port: 465
Require SSL: Yes
Require SMTP authentication: Yes

Will Spam be filtered so it doesn't come to my UCD account?                 

Yes, the University will use the standard security options provided by Google to minimize any Spam being delivered to your mailbox. We recommend checking the Spam folder in your email account on a regular basis to ensure that valid messages are not being flagged as Spam. No ads will appear in the UCD implementation of Google products.

What Google apps do I have access to?

UCD students have access to a hosted integrated communication and collaboration suite which includes:

  • Google Mail - with unlimited storage and an attachment size of 25 MB
  • Google Calendar - Organize your schedule, get your class timetable in your calendar and share events and calendars
  • Google Drive - Share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Collaborate in real-time with anyone you invite to join.

Google Mail Help                  

If you have a specific question about how to use the new email, go to the top right corner of your Inbox and you will see a Help link. On the Help page, you can browse the categories or type your problem into the search box.

Google Apps and your privacy

For information on how your information is protected please click here