You can retrieve your Mail messages with a client that supports IMAP, like Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, or Thunderbird. You can also sync your calendar with Microsoft Outlook, iCal, or Mozilla Sunbird.
To receive your email on a desktop client, you'll need to:
- Create a Sanford Google account password.
- Request IMAP access.
- Enable IMAP access to your email account.
- Set up your client.
If you want to access your calendar using a desktop client, you'll need to sync your calendar with that program.
When using a desktop client, use your email@example.com with your Stanford Google account password to login.
Creating a Google account password
When configuring a mobile device or IMAP/email software you will need to first create a Google account password to use with it. You will not be able to use the same password as your SUNet ID password.
If you have not yet created a Google account password, do so by going to tools.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/google-pass. You can use the same password for this connection and for your mobile device.