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Google Apps for Education is Smith's supported platform for email, contact management, and calendar services.

This page provides links to documentation for Smith Mail, Contacts, and Calendar as well as Google Drive and Google Groups. Documentation for Google Sites will be added soon.

To log in to your Smith Mail account, open any browser, go to, and enter your Smith username and password.

On a generic (non-Smith) Google log-in screen, remember to add at the end of your username.

Background information
Accessing Smith Mail from a mobile device or email client

Using Smith Mail
Using Smith Contacts
Using Smith Calendar
Using Google Drive
Using Google Groups

Background Information

Project history
This page provides links to instructional materials used during the GroupWise-to-Google migration project at Smith.

Changing the background address on a personal Google Apps account

Scope and limits of ITS control over Smith Mail

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Accessing Your Smith Mail Account From a Mobile Device or Email Client

Accessing your account from a mobile device
(iPhone, iPad, Android device, etc.)

Setting up your account using Apple Mail

Accessing your account using any email client that supports IMAP
(Thunderbird, Outlook, etc.)

Using iCal at Smith
iCal, the Apple calendaring program, is easy to integrate with Apple Mail and allows you to import events from your Smith Mail calendar.
This document explains how to add the Smith Academic calendar to iCal.

Showing multiple Google calendars on an iPad

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Using Smith Mail

Smith Mail basics

Using the Search and Filter functions

Inserting foreign diacritics

Making Smith Mail the default email client in Chrome, Firefox, IE, or Safari

Forwarding your Smith Mail to another account

Transfering Smith Mail to another Gmail account using Thunderbird

Understanding Google's daily sending limits on mail messages and recipients

Sending specialized mail (bulk mail, formatted mail, email merge)

Using Mozilla Thunderbird for bulk email
Using Microsoft Outlook for email merge

Introduction to Smith Mail (PDF)
Delegating (sharing) your Smith Mail account (PDF)
Managing your Smith Mailbox (PDF)

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Using Smith Contacts

Smith Contacts basics

Sharing a personal contact group with other Smith users

Introduction to Smith Contacts (PDF)

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Smith Calendar

Did you know you can add the Smith academic calendar to your own Google calendar? Just open Google Calendar, locate the Add a coworker's calendar field under Other Calendars, and enter: academiccalendar

If you're a Mac user, you can also get the academic calendar for iCal.

Smith Calendar basics

Copying events from a personal Google calendar to a Smith Calendar

Using Appointment Slots to schedule meetings

Showing multiple Google calendars on an iPad

Introduction to Smith Calendar (PDF)
Sharing your Calendar (PDF)
Making the Most of your Calendar (PDF)

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