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GMail offers some flexibility in how you work with your HSU email account; read on for descriptions of the main areas you can configure to the way you like to work with email.

Preferred email address

Important note for students: Your username@humboldt.edu email account is your default preferred email address and the official channel of communication between you and the University. You are responsible for checking it for official communications (which includes but is not limited to billing, class list and course information, and Moodle). If you decide to redirect messages addressed to your official HSU email address to another active email address such as a personal email account, you do so at your own risk. If you do not receive an official email as a result of re-direction, the University is not responsible and you are not absolved from the responsibilities associated with responding to any such official communication addressed to your HSU email address.

Select your preferred email address

If you do decide to use a non-HSU address as your preferred email address, you'll need to set that up in Google Apps:

  1. Log into your HSU email account
  2. Follow these instructions

Email and web aliases

You can choose a more memorable email address by selecting an alias or nickname. For students, this alias will be used as your "from" address in Google Apps. It will also be part of your website address if you choose to create one on the HSU User Web server.

Select your account alias

  1. Log into the Account Center
  2. Choose the Account Tools tab
  3. Choose the E-mail Settings link.
  4. Choose the Select Web/E-mail Alias link.
  5. Make your selection from the list of available aliases and click Select Alias.

When you're finished, select the Exit link in the upper right corner of the page and then close your browser to ensure security.

Campus email lists 

Anyone with an @humboldt.edu email address can choose which of the automatically-distributed university email messages they wish to receive. Here's how to make your selections:

  1. Log into the Account Center
  2. Choose the Account Tools link.
  3. Choose the E-mail Settings link.
  4. Choose the E-mail Subscription Option link.
  5. Select IN to opt into receive messages from the lists you're interested in and OUT to opt out of receiving messages from the lists you're not interested in, then click the Save Changes button.

When you've finished making your selections, click the Exit link in the upper right corner of the page and then close the browser to ensure security.

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