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 As you know, you have been given a free Bryant Alumni Google Mail account. This new Gmail service not only helps you keep in touch with the Bryant community, it also gives you access to a number of usefully tools and utilities in addition to email itself.

 

This document will show you the steps to sign into your new account. If you have email in your old Bryant account that you would like to transfer to your new account, the steps to do so will be outlined below.

 

Your new email address will be the same as your old Bryant address with the addition of “grad”. To illustrate the steps below, we’ll use Jane Doe, a recent Bryant graduate, as an example. Jane’s old Bryant email address was jdoe@bryant.edu.  Her new graduate address is jdoe@grad.bryant.edu.

 

Accessing Your Bryant Account

 

To log into your account, direct your favorite internet browser to http://mail.grad.bryant.edu. This will bring you to your account’s sign-in screen:

 
 
 
 

Enter your user name (in Jane’s case, it would be jdoe) and your password.

 

Note: your password for the Grad account was emailed to your Bryant student account when the Grad account was created.  If you lost that email, don't remember the assigned password, or ever need help with the Grad account password, please contact support@grad.bryant.edu.

 

 

 
 

Before you can continue, you must accept Google’s Terms of Services, Acceptable Use Policy and Privacy Notice.

 
 
 
 
 

Click the “I accept.  Continue to my account.” button.

 

You will then be asked to change your password.  Note: If you wish to use a mobile device with your alumni email account, use the same password you specify here when setting it up.

 
 
 
 

You’re now ready to enjoy your new Alumni account!

 

 

 
 

Transferring Your Old Email

 

Unless you have returned to Bryant as a Graduate School student or as an employee, your old Bryant email account will be permanently deleted in January 15th 2012. Be sure to give everyone your new @grad.bryant.edu address so they can keep in touch with you!

 

If you don’t have any old email in your @bryant.edu account that you want to save, then there’s nothing more for you to do and you can simply enjoy your new Alumni Google account.

 

If, however, you do have email you wish to keep from the old account, you will need to transfer it to your new Google Grad account before the November deadline. The steps for transferring your messages from the old account to the new account are as follows:

 

Note: This procedure will only move those messages that are in your Bryant Inbox. If you have created folders in your Bryant account and moved messages to those folders, you will need to move all mail you wish to save into the old account’s Inbox. (This would probably be a good time to delete all those @Bryant announcements and any other messages you don’t need to transfer!)

 

Once you’ve done that, sign into your new Alumni Google and click the blue settings symbol  (Located in the top right corner of the screen).  A drop-down menu will appear… click on Mail settings.

 

  

On the settings page, click the Accounts link, then click the Add a POP3 mail account you own link.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter your old email address in the following format: username@bryant.edu.  Then click the Next Step button.

 

 

 

 

 

On the following form, enter the following information:

  • For your username, enter the entire old Bryant email address (username@bryant.edu)
  • Enter your old Bryant account’s password (use the reset password page (http://reset.bryant.edu) if you forgot the password)
  • For the POP Server, enter pop.gmail.com
  • Change the Port setting to 995
  • Check the box for the “Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail” option.
  • Click the Add Account button.

 

 

 

In the next form, click No, then click Finish

 

 

Troubleshooting

 

If you have followed all the steps above exactly but still get an error when trying to transfer your material, try the following:

 

The most common error you will see is: "Error on adding email account: Server denied POP3 access for the given username and password."

 

Check these:

 

- You may have neglected to include the @bryant.edu at the end of your login username in that portion of the Gmail “adding an account” form.  Gmail autofills it for you, but the @bryant.edu does need to be added for the login to be successful, otherwise you will see this password error returned.

 

- Log in to your old @bryant.edu account.  In the upper right hand corner, click the “gear” icon, and choose “Mail Settings.”  Click the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” tab.  In the POP Download section, make sure that POP is enabled.  If it is not, click the radio button that enables POP for all mail, and try to add the address from your @grad.bryant.edu account again.

 

- If you have never synchronized your old account password in the past via http://reset.bryant.edu, you can also see this error.    You need to go to http://reset.bryant.edu  and select the first option on that site, “Enroll into Password Self-Service.”  Once you have set up your security questions you can return to the main page of that site and select the second option, “Change/Reset Your Password.”  You will then need to create a password that is at least 8 characters long.  This change will synchronize your password between Bryant and Gmail servers, and will eliminate any password errors.

 

 

Other References

Here are a few other places to get help on transfering your material:

General information on moving your data:
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=100458

Exporting data from your old calendar:
http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=37111

Importing data into your new calendar:
http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=37118

Exporting your contacts:
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=24911

Exporting your documents:
http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=49115

 

For questions or issues with your password, please contact support@grad.bryant.edu