- To get to your Google Apps account login page, type the following URL into your browser address field and hit Enter:
You will be on the Google page; the Sign In icon is located in the right upper corner. Click on it to login.
- Enter your e-Campus ID followed by @uri.edu; i.e., firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Enter your email password. If this is your first time on your Google Apps account, the initial password is your birthday in the format mmddyyyy; you will be asked to change it. Then click log in.
When you are finished, be sure to sign out! Go to the upper right corner of the screen. You will see your email address with a drop-box icon. Click on it. The Sign Out button is located at the bottom of the screen that appears:
To see both your Zimbra mailbox and your Google Apps mailbox on your Zimbra Web client, see the instructions.
We recommend strongly that you process your email
on a Web browser rather than a desktop client!
Browser processing ensures that you experience the full benefits of Google Apps and you have our Help Desk staff to give you full support and assistance with browser-related questions and issues.
If you choose to continue to use a desktop client, the instructions below will get you set up using Thunderbird, Outlook, or Apple Mail.
To import your Contacts from your current location to Google Apps, see the instructions at Google Contacts.
Go to the Learning Center page and select Calendar.
Go to the Learning Center page and select Mobile Devices.
To update your email address in the Directory:
- Sign into your e-Campus account using your e-Campus user ID and password.
- Click on: Self Service -> URI Directory Profile
At this time, our priority is to migrate user data from the Exchange server (@ds.uri.edu). This is our oldest email server and is no longer supported by the vendor. Once that migration is completed, we will focus on migrating data from the Zimbra server (@mail.uri.edu).
We are also in the process of securing a vendor to perform bulk migrations of email, calendars and contacts for faculty and staff, and hope to have that process completed within the next month.
We are making three options available to you for migrating your email, calendar and contacts from the Exchange and Zimbra servers to your Google Apps for Education account.
Please read the options below to determine which one is best for you.
If you have been using the Zimbra Web interface and do not have a large number of folders to migrate to Google Apps, you might consider migrating the data yourself. Getting your calendar and contacts into Google is very easy; moving your email may take some time, but is also not complicated. Directions for self-migration are available online.
2. Technologist-assisted Migration
You may want to consider requesting help from a Technologist in your college or department or a Technologist from the Help Desk if:
- You used the Zimbra Web interface and have multiple folders and subfolders
- You used the Apple Mail client
- You used the Outlook mail client
The timeline for scheduling a Technologist will depend on how many people select this option and what the workload is for each available Technologist.
3. Vendor-assisted Migration Processed by Third-party Vendor
If you can wait a month or so until we have a vendor in place to perform bulk migrations of data, you can submit the request for this option. We will contact you to make arrangements to have your data migrated.
Note: If you are interested in options 2 and/or 3, submit your request as soon as possible! That way, if you are waiting for a Technologist-assisted migration when the vendor becomes available, you can receive quicker service.
If you have another Google email account – a personal Gmail account, for example, and you want to migrate your data from it to Google Apps, see Google’s instructions. Besides Gmail to Google Apps migrations, you can also do Google Apps to Google Apps migrations.