Google Apps

@alumni.nmu.edu Google Education Upgrade

As of May 26, 2015 you can access your @alumni.nmu.edu email at:
https://mail.google.com.

New @alumni.nmu.edu email accounts must be requested at:
https://www.nmu.edu/alumniassociation/free-e-mail-life

All accounts have been created in the Google Education system.  You can now login at https://mail.google.com. Accounts have been receiving mail starting May 26.

Your login will be your complete email address "you"@alumni.nmu.edu and your password.  If your password for the legacy system was eight characters that password will work. However, if your old password was under eight characters you will have to include 0 (zero)'s to the end till it equals eight.

Your account can be accessed by all traditional methods. It can also be accessed on your mobile device using the Gmail app for your respective device.

Login and Signup Help

NMU HelpDesk
906-227-2468
accounts@alumni.nmu.edu

Google FAQ's

What is Google Apps?

A bridge between our organization and Google products. On one side, we have communication and collaboration needs for our alumni. On the other side, there are successful, innovative, online personal Google products. Google Apps allows us to embrace the strengths of both sides.

Where can I get more information on Google?

Help Center: www.google.com/support/a/users  frequently asked questions updated daily by product experts, tutorial videos of key features, user interface screenshots, active discussion groups, and more.

What is Alumni Email?

Alumni Email is an email for life product offered to alumni and students of NMU. Alumni Email is powered by Google and offers each user a customizable @alumni.nmu.edu email address showcasing their alumni status at Northern Michigan University.

How is Google involved?

Google and its web-based email program Gmail are the engines that power Alumni Email. Each account provides users with an unlimited amount of storage, fast Google searches, and powerful spam protection. In addition, users also have access to Google Calendars to store all of their important dates and events on.

Can I forward my Alumni Email address to another email address?

Yes! After logging in to Alumni Email, click the cog wheel button in the top right-hand corner and then "Settings". After the settings page appears, select the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab and follow the instructions.

I've signed up for an Alumni Email account. How do I access it?

After you fill out the Alumni Email sign-up form, you will receive a login and temporary password within one business day. Visit https://mail.google.com to login to your new Alumni Email account.

Can I access my Alumni Email in an external mail client?

Yes! Configuring your Alumni Email account in an external mail client (Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, etc.) is easy and can be achieved using POP or IMAP access. After logging in to Alumni Email, click the cog wheel button in the top right-hand corner and then "Mail settings." After the settings page appears, select the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab. Enable the option you'd like to use (IMAP is recommended) and follow the configuration instructions linked in that section. Remember to use your full email address as your username. Detailed instructions here.

Can I access my Alumni Email on my cell phone?

Yes! Alumni Email powered by Google can be setup on most data-enabled cell phones, like the iPhone, Blackberry, Android and phones running Windows Mobile. Cell phone access can be done via your mobile browser by visiting https://mail.google.com, by enabling IMAP on your account and setting up Alumni Email as an email account on your phone or the Gmail IOS/Android app from the app store.

Click here for instructions on enabling IMAP on your Alumni Email account and for instructions on setting up Alumni Email as an email account on your phone.
 

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