Enabling Gmail for pilot testers

If you are part of Dartmouth's Gmail pilot, these instructions walk you through forwarding new email messages to Dartmouth's Gmail. Please be aware that:

  • This is a pilot and Dartmouth's direction for Gmail is still developing.
  • We do not provide a tool for migrating mail from your old mailbox to Dartmouth Gmail.
  • This pilot does not include Google Calendar. You can optionally use Google Calendar if you wish but you will need to continue to use Office 365 for calendaring with other Dartmouth people.
  • If you decide to move back to Office 365, you will need to manually move any content back that you wish to preserve.

Pilot testers can opt-in to start using Gmail at a time of their convenience. An administrator has already provisioned an empty mailbox for you, but no email can get into your Dartmouth Gmail account until you set forwarding in your Office 365 account.


Steps for self-service opt-in to the pilot

1. Log into https://dartdm.dartmouth.edu/.

2. Click "Email Delivery Options."


3. Check "Enable Forwarding", enter "netid@gsuite.dartmouth.edu", and click "Update Delivery Address."


Logging into Gmail

A direct link to log into Dartmouth's Gmail is: https://gmail.dartmouth.edu/. There are several other ways to open your mailbox, such as:

  • From another GSuite app, use the rubik's cube icon in the top right.

  • From https://www.gmail.com/ log in. If you're already logged in with another account, you can change to your Dartmouth account with the pull down in the top right.


Additional tips

  • To migrate your old email from Office 365 to Dartmouth's Gmail you can follow the instructions we provide for graduating students (Leaving Dartmouth - Export Email and Contacts to Gmail).
  • See Using Gmail for Email and Office 365 for Calendar for instructions on doing calendaring
  • Best practice for accessing Gmail  -  Google highlights important security information regarding messages you've received in the native Gmail interface (via your web browser) or the official Google Gmail app on your mobile devices. Since this security information will not be available in 3rd party email clients (Mac Mail, Outlook, etc), we strongly recommend users access their email via Google's official site or tools..
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