Students are automatically assigned a University of Mississippi (UM) Gmail account. If this is your first time to use UM Gmail, you must reset your WebID password before proceeding.
Employees sign up for UM Gmail account at MyOleMiss. To sign up, log on to my.olemiss.edu with your WebID. Select the Employee tab, then Tools & Resources on the blue bar and finally Gmail Sign up from the Detailed Navigation menu. During the sign up process, a password reset will be required to meet Google's password requirements.
For employees, UM Mail (Exchange) accounts will remain. A new UM Gmail account will be created for the employee.
For everyone, your WebID and password will be used to log on to UM Gmail.
Finally, get started with UM Gmail and other Google Apps for Education!
What is my new UM Gmail email address?
It will be WebID@go.olemiss.edu.
Where can I log in to UM Gmail or other Google Apps?
Will my Blackboard courses send email to my new UM Gmail address?
Yes. Blackboard will receive updated email addresses as students sign up for UM Gmail.
I take classes online. Will I qualify for a UM Gmail account?
Any student who has a UM WebID qualifies for a UM Gmail account.
Will my existing "WebID@olemiss.edu" email address still work?
For faculty and staff, yes. The UM Mail (Exchange) accounts and email addresses will not change.
For students, this does not apply. We do not automatically forward new email to WebID@go.olemiss.edu for students.
Now that I am using UM Gmail, when will UM Webmail be turned off?
The URL ummail.olemiss.edu will remain. This site hosts UM Mail (Exchange), which is used for faculty, staff and graduate instructors.
Access to UM Webmail was turned off October 5, 2012. All students now have access UM Gmail.
I am graduating soon. How long will my UM Gmail account be active once I graduate?
The rules for deactivating accounts will remain the same. Students leaving the University will have at least 30 days to use their UM Gmail accounts.
I am a mailing list (listserv) moderator. Will I be able to administrate from UM Gmail?
Yes. We have migrated to Google Groups so group/list administration is preferably performed through a UM Gmail account.
I deleted an important document in Google Docs. Can you help?
If you simply delete the document by placing it in the trash, you can follow these instructions to attempt to retrieve your document. Permanently deleted documents, emails, notes or other information cannot be restored by Google or UM. UM does not backup Google Apps.
I already have a personal UM Gmail account. Can I use my current account?
For everyone, we recommend that you retain your personal UM Gmail/Hotmail/Yahoo Mail account for personal use. For correspondence with UM, we will store and use your UM Gmail account for students (after opt-in) and the UM Mail (Exchange) account for faculty and staff.
What information can you provide about accessibility features in Google Apps?
Google provides information on accessibility features for blind and low vision users as well as deaf and hard of hearing users. You may also provide feedback on Google accessibility features by completing their survey.
Below are some accessibility improvement tips within UM Gmail.
Will Google show their ads in my email content page?
How do I configure my iPhone/Android to use my UM Gmail account?
I need to set up my Email client (e.g., Outlook). Where do I learn how?
I need to set up a YouTube channel within my UM Gmail account. I tried but I can't get it to work. Can you assist?
Yes, please contact the IT Helpdesk at 662-915-5222 so we can step you through the process.
How do I backup my Google Docs to my local computer?
Will there be a seminar on UM Gmail?
Where can I learn more about Google Apps?
We recommend starting at the Google Apps Learning Center.
What is my UM Gmail password? How often do I have to change it?
Your UM Gmail password is the same as your WebID password. It will expire every 90 days. During sign up, a password reset will be required to meet the Google password requirements (i.e., 8 characters minimum).
What about security and my UM Gmail?
For further information, please read the following guideline documents:
Quotas & Limitations
How much storage space will I have?
UM Gmail Accounts have 30 GB for combined storage. Files in the Trash are included in the calculation of available disk space.
In UM Gmail, what are the restrictions on attachments?
In UM Gmail, email attachments are limited to 25 MB. Further, executable files (e.g., file with extension of .exe) cannot be attached in an email.
For a complete list of the UM Gmail attachment guidelines, please check this Google FAQ.