Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Technology

Email Transition

  • Prior to your transition to Gmail
    • Follow the instructions listed below to update ESET (PC only) and Thunderbird.
      • Update ESET - PC Only
        1. If your computer is on the domain (which means: you log in with your wID and email password) you already have a shortcut called Netspace_Shared on your desktop, you can double click this shortcut, look for the Software folder in the list double click on it, and then skip down to step 12. If you are not on the domain, please follow the steps below.
        2. Single right mouse click on My Computer and select Map Network Drive...
        3. For the drive letter select S:
        4. For the folder enter in \\netspace.wheatonma.edu\shared
        5. Click on the link labeled Connect using a different username
        6. In the User Name field enter in WC\wXXXXXXXX and replace wXXXXXXXX with your Wheaton w ID
        7. In the Password field enter in your email password
        8. Select OK then Finish
        9. Navigate to My Computer
        10. Double Click on S: drive
        11. Navigate to the Software Folder and open it
        12. Navigate to the ESET Folder and open it
        13. Double click on the folder (32 bit if you are using XP, and 64 bit if you are using Windows 7) and then right click on the folder and go to copy
        14. Right click on your desktop and go to Paste, to copy the folder to your desktop
        15. Double click on the folder you just copied to your desktop
        16. Double click on the “RunMe” file
        17. The ESET Install will begin and replace your current version of ESET with the newest version

 

  • After your transition to Gmail
    • You can view / print these directions to configure Thunderbird for Gmail here.

      or

    • You can view this Captivate Tutorial and follow along to configure Thunderbird for Gmail here.

 

  • Configure your iPad/iPhone/iPod
    • If you are using the format lastname_firstname@wheatoncollege.edu follow the instructions listed here.

    • If you are using the format jsmith@wheatoncollege.edu follow the instructions listed here.

 

  • Configure your non-supported email software and mobile devices
    Here are the configuration settings you will need:

    • Incoming IMAP Server: imap.gmail.com
    • TCP Port: 993
    • Encryption: SSL/TLS turned on
    • Username: lastname_firstname@wheatoncollege.edu (this cannot be an old style address like jsmith@wheatonma.edu)
    • Email Address: lastname_firstname@wheatoncollege.edu
    • Outgoing SMTP Server: smtp.gmail.com
    • TCP Port: 465
    • Encryption: SSL/TLS turned on
    • Username: lastname_firstname@wheatoncollege.edu (this cannot be an old style address like jsmith@wheatonma.edu)

 

  • Start using Gmail
    • Here's a Quick Start Guide to help you along with your transition to the new mail system.
    • If you have a question, please visit our FAQ page for answers
    • If you need another copy of the demo session materials, you can find that here

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