FAQs for using Google Apps
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Accessing Google Apps

How do I sign in to Google Apps?

  1. In any web browser, go to: http://www.google.com
  2. Then click on Gmail and enter your user name and password.  Be sure to use your complete email address as you username. "username@arsu.org"
    • The first time you log in, you may be asked to take a moment to set up your account.
    • If you need help contact your building based technology staff or fill out a helpdesk request

How long until I'm up to speed with Google Apps?

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.

Can I open my email or calendar in new tab (not a new window)?

If you use the Chrome browser, links will open in new tabs by default. If you're using another browser, you can change the browser settings to open new tabs instead of new windows. In Internet Explorer, for example, go to Tools >Internet Options>Tabs>Settings, and click Let Internet Explorer choose how to open pop-ups.

Requirements and Languages

Which web browsers can I use with Google Apps?

Google Apps supports the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 7+
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0+
  • Apple Safari 3.0

Are there any other system requirements?

No. Because Google Apps runs in a web browser, you just need to use a supported browser.

What languages does Google Apps support?

The interface for Gmail 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, see the Gmail Help Center.