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Email Mobile Setup

UA Google

Users can access their UA email through their preferred mobile device. Please note: to connect to a UA Google account enter username@alaska.edu as your username/email.

Instructions from Google:

  • Go to Settings > Mail > Accounts > Add Account > Google
  • Under Enter your email, use your username@alaska.edu, click Next
  • Enter your UA Username and Password
  • Authenticate with Duo
  • Click Save

Additionally, you can activate Google Calendar access on your iPhone. From the current page, you can turn Calendar sync on. Google calendar sync settings are naturally deselected; go to the Google Calendar for iPhone page to pick which calendars you want to sync with your UA Account (you will be prompted to log), then click save. Calendars won't appear right away, but will gradually appear within a couple minutes as background processes complete. 

Step 1: In the App Drawer

  • In Android 2.3 and 4.0, tap on Accounts & sync 
  • In Android 4.1, tap Add account under the Accounts category 
  • Click Corporate
  • Enter your email address and password
  • The dialogue may expand asking for similar settings. Confirm your username and password are correct. 
  • Select which services to sync, then tap done

Step 2: In the Calendar App itself 

  • tap on the menu icon to bring up a dialogue with the calendar items to display
  • tap the boxes next to the calendars you want to display
  • If managing multiple accounts tap Calendars to sync to bring up complete list of accounts available. 

Alternatively

  • Go to Settings
  • Click Accounts
  • Click Add account
  • Input username@alaska.edu and password
  • Click Next
  • Confirm settings
  • Go to Mail app
  • (If this is your first time accessing the Mail app, skip the next step)
  • Click the ... button, click Add email account
  • Click Google
  • Click Connect
  • Enter Email, click Next
  • Enter UA Credentials, click Sign In
  • Click Allow
  • Enter your Name, click Sign In
  • To configure your account:
    • Click the ... button, then Settings
    • Click Sync Settings
    • To determine how often your phone checks for new mail
      • Under Download new email, set to your preference
    • To determine how often your phone checks your calendar
      • Under Sync contacts and calendar, select your preference
    • To have access to all of your mail, or just the newest
      • Under Download email from, select Any Time or your preference
    • Click the Check button to save changes

The Statewide Office of Information Technology has supplied instructions from Google about connecting on other devices, or as an alternative to the standard Google option, by inputting the server information manually.

Account NameFull UA Email address (username@alaska.edu)
Incoming Mail (IMAP)
  • Server: imap.gmail.com
  • Use SSL: Yes
  • Port: 993
Outgoing Mail (SMTP)
  • Server: smtp.gmail.com (use authentication)
  • Use Authentication: Yes
  • Use STARTTLS: Yes (some clients call this SSL)
  • Port: 465 or 587