Migrating your existing Mail Client Setup to Google Mail
Posted by Bill Brishna, Last modified by Bill Brishna on 02 October 2012 11:37 AM

Mail Client Set Up (IMAP)

If you prefer to use an email program or client such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail, etc. instead of a web browser for Gmail or Google Apps, you will first need to create a separate Google Apps password. We call this your "Google Token" and you will use this Google Token to set up Google Apps with your email clients as well as your mobile devices.

Step 1 - Get your Google Token

Click here to get instruction on how to get your Google Token or watch getting Google Token video.

Step 2 - Enable IMAP in your Gmail Account

You must first enable IMAP in your Gmail account. Here's how:

Step 3 - Setup your Email client

Use the following IMAP Settings when setting up your Email client:

Login information

Incoming settings

Outgoing settings

For general instructions for setting up your specific mail client to work with Gmail, visit Google's Site for a full list. Note the settings above must be used in place of the ones in the examples, and any reference to "password"will mean your "Google Token" and your username or email will always be your email address:


For mor information please go here

SMTP server:

Port: 465

Security type: SSL/TLS

Authentication method: Normal password

IMAP server:

Port: 993

Security type: SSL/TLS

Authentication method: Normal password

Username: your Ryerson email address in the format:

Password: your newly created "Google Token" Instructions

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