Yes. However, Ohio Northern University strongly recommends using the web interface. This interface provides the best experience while using Google Apps. Using desktop clients limits some of the features available within the product.
You should be able to begin sending and receiving mail, scheduling calendar events, and managing contacts right away, without any trouble. Becoming accustomed to Gmail's unique mail management features such a conversations and labels can take a bit longer. Within a week, however, many people find they are not only comfortable with Google Apps, but they appreciate the benefits and no longer miss their old application.
Yes, if you set up your browser to open links in a new window or tab.
Tip: If you want to open Google Mail or Calendar in a new tab instead of a new window, change your settings in Internet Explorer. Go to Tools >Internet Options>Tabs>Settings, and clickLet Internet Explorer choose how to open pop-ups.Can I access Google Apps offline?
Yes, Google has an early version of a new tool that provides offline access to your most recent email messages. To enable the feature, click the Labs icon (green flask) in the upper-right corner of your Mail window. Then, under Offline, click Enable.
Note: Google Mail Labs is a collection of new ideas for Google Mail features that you can try. Please be aware that these features are not officially "released" and can change, become unstable, or disappear at any time.
Google Apps supports the following other browsers
No. Because Google Apps runs in a web browser, you just need to use a supported browser.
The interface for both Google Apps Email and Google Calendar are available in over 50 languages. For a list of the available languages and instructions on how to set a different language, refer to the Gmail Help Center.
Yes, you can access your Outlook account
in "read-only mode" to view your old email and calendar. However, you can't
make any changes, schedule events, or send email in Outlook. To access the old system log into owa.onu.edu with your Windows username and password.
Yes, you can continue to send and receive email with your coworkers. You can also view and schedule meetings with Outlook users, and even see their free/busy status by using the appropriate connectors.
No, you'll continue to use your existing email address.
Yes, you access Google Mail Labs by clicking the Labs (green flask) icon in the upper-right corner of your Mail window. Note that Google Mail Labs is a collection of new ideas for Google Mail features that you can try. Please be aware that these features are not officially "released" and can change, become unstable, or disappear at any time.
Incoming server address: imap.gmail.com
Incoming SSL Port: 993
Outgoing server address: smtp.gmail.com
Outgoing TLS Port: 587