If you would like to receive your Google Apps @ Pace email on your mobile device or desktop email client, you have a few options:
- You can check your email by going through the online Google Apps web interface located at google.pace.edu. This option requires no further set up or configuration.
- You can set up an email client to use IMAP on your mobile device or desktop email client so that you can check your email without having to go online through the web interface. To learn more about setting up IMAP, please visit the Google Apps FAQ page.
- You can set up an email client to use POP on your mobile device or desktop email client so that you can check your email without having to go online. To learn more about setting up POP on your mobile device or desktop email client, please visit the Google Apps FAQ page.
- For information on how to set up Google Sync, visit the Google Apps FAQ page for links to a service overview and configuration instructions for various mobile devices.
- Please visit Google's Mobile Support Page for directions on configuring your Droid, iPhone, Blackberry, etc. -http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/mobile.html.
Why Should I Use IMAP?
The term email protocol refers to how your desktop email client will interact with the Google Apps email server.
IMAP gives you access to messages in your inbox and other folders, but retains the messages on the server. This option allows you access to all your folders from any computer with an Internet connection. Because the messages stay on the server, you will eventually run out of space in your account unless you periodically delete messages and empty your trash, or save them to your local computer. Desktop email clients usually allow you to simply click and drag messages from your folders on the server to folders stored locally on your computer so that your messages do not take up space on the server.
Note to those new to IMAP: When you use an IMAP client, you are accessing your email directly from the server. If you delete messages from inside your desktop email client and empty your trash, they are permanently deleted from the server. Similarly, if you log in to the Google Apps @ Pace web interface and delete messages, they will no longer appear in your desktop email client because they are not on the server. Use caution when deleting your email messages, as they might be the only copy you have. You can click and drag messages from your server folders to your local folders if you want to archive your email and free up space in your account.