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Google :: Caveats for Users

Gmail Privacy Issues

It appears that Google's privacy policies as they apply to the handling of mail content in Google Apps for Education may have changed since HSU signed up with Google in 2010. We are keeping an eye on ongoing court cases around this issue and will communicate further to campus if the outcome of these cases or any further information from Google warrants such action. In the meantime, you can read more about the issue at the following links:

myHumboldt Evolution 3 is here!


The third evolution of myHumboldt brings one-stop access to everything you need to be successful at HSU. Staff, faculty, and students now have customized tabs that display information relevant to their roles at the University. Read more about myHumboldt evolution 3!


On February 11, 2013, and will be Discontinued

You've probably noticed a number of and email addresses cluttering up the address lists in Google and Outlook when you select recipients for your emails. As we haven't used these email servers for some time, we're discontinuing their use permanently, effective February 11, 2013. Read more about the upcoming email changes. Read more about upcoming email changes.

Have you tried the new Gmail Compose box?

You may have noticed that Gmail has started to offer you a new Compose option when you go to write a new email. If you haven't tried it yet (it's optional until January 2013), it would be a good idea to give it a test run so you can familiarize yourself  with the differences. It's simpler and more streamlined, but may take a bit of getting used to, as anything new does. Read on to learn more ...

Google Apps :: Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook

Google provides an application called Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook to enable you to use Outlook to access your Google email, contact lists, and calendar.

New GMail Tips & Tricks

The new GMail interface is now the permanent default interface, so it's time to check out the changes. Plus, you can now get more insight into why messages in your spam folder were put there and learn about any potentially harmful content within them. Read more tips & tricks.

Google Apps :: Avoiding Accessibility Pitfalls

Accessibility and Google Apps became an issue recently when complaints of discrimination were filed against New York University and Northwestern University. The complaints charged that the schools’ Google Apps implementations were not fully compatible with text-to-speech conversion technology, thus discriminating against students who are blind.

Google Apps :: Mail Labs :: Advanced IMAP Controls

If you're using an IMAP client like Mac Mail to manage your email, you must also install Google's Advanced IMAP Controls Lab. It enables you to choose which GMail labels show up in your mail client and prevents multiple copies of the same email from being downloaded.

Google Apps :: Email Conversation View

Unlike many email clients, which show different messages with the same subject line in chronological order as they come in, Gmail groups all such messages together in a "conversation view". This can make it easier to organize and keep track of email threads, as well as present a tidier inbox display, However, if you really don't like it, you can switch back to the more traditional view. Instructions for how to do this are provided below.

You can also learn more about this and other Gmail configuration topics in our "First Things to Change" video tutorial.