What is a Loyola-sponsored Gmail account?
A Loyola-sponsored Gmail email account will be automatically created for all newly admitted or enrolled students at Loyola. These email accounts are hosted by Google and can be accessed via the Web at http://www.gmail.com. To avoid confusion with any other Gmail accounts you may personally have, these accounts are referred to as Loyola-sponsored Gmail accounts.
The Loyola-sponsored Gmail account uses an email address format of email@example.com. All electronic correspondence from the university will be sent to students’ “my.loyno.edu” email addresses, so it is important to either check this email regularly or configure Gmail to forward your email to another address.
Where can I find my Gmail account?
Starting December 21, 2016 there will be a “Student Email” link on the Loyola website homepage that will take all users to Gmail. Here is the link: https://mail.google.com/a/my.loyno.edu
How do I log into my Loyola-sponsored Gmail account?
To log into your Loyola-sponsored Gmail account, open your Web browser and go to https://mail.google.com/a/my.loyno.edu. You will be prompted for your USER NAME and GMAIL PASSWORD. Your initial password will be the Loyola default, which is the first 2 characters of your first name, plus the last four digits of your Social Security number, plus the letters “lu.”
As the manager of your new individual account, you will be able to change your password using Gmail services.
Who is eligible to get a Loyola-sponsored Gmail account?
A Loyola-sponsored Gmail email account is automatically created for all newly admitted or enrolled students.
How much storage space do I have in my Loyola-sponsored Gmail account?
Google provides all Loyola-sponsored Gmail account holders with unlimited storage. This includes unlimited storage in Google Drive and other Google Apps enabled in the Loyola Google domain.
Will I be able to keep my email address after I graduate from Loyola?
Yes, you will be able to keep your Loyola Gmail account subject to your use of it. If the account is inactive for a 6 month period it will be purged.
Will Google log my activity or scan my content?
Your Loyola-sponsored email account is a standard Google Gmail account sent to your firstname.lastname@example.org. Google’s operating practice is to electronically process the contents, addresses, and other characteristics of Google Apps for Education services (including Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, etc.), in order to improve the efficiency of user searches, and also to focus advertising for individual users.
Under Loyola University’s agreement with Google, Google will not display advertising to students using @my.loyno.edu email accounts while the student is enrolled at Loyola. When Loyola enrollment ends, Google may provide customized advertising for users in the same manner it does for other Gmail accounts.
Is my Loyola-sponsored Gmail account secure and private?
This service is being provided by the university as the primary email/collaboration system for eligible students. University policies will apply to the service. Your Loyola-sponsored Gmail account has been customized for optimal educational collaboration.
How do I ensure that my data stays secure when I'm using a shared or public computer?
IMPORTANT: Closing your Web browser will not end your Gmail session as it does with many other systems. Click the SIGN OUT button when you are finished using your Gmail account on a shared or public computer, and then close the browser to be sure that no one else can access your data.
I can’t log into my Loyola-sponsored Gmail account. How do I get my password reset?
The Gmail process for password resets should be enough for you to change or reset your password. But if you should have further questions, you may call the Loyola Help Desk at (504) 865-2255 for assistance.
How do I forward email in my Loyola-sponsored Gmail account to another email address?
We encourage you to try the Gmail service (which includes Google Chat, Google Drive, Google Docs, and Calendar), but if you wish, you can opt to forward your Loyola-sponsored Gmail account to another external email or another Gmail address by following the steps below:
How do I make sure that mail I want to receive isn’t marked as spam?
If messages that you want to receive have been sent to your spam folder, you can prevent that from recurring by taking three steps:
With the new Loyola-sponsored Gmail accounts, will students still receive the student discounts that they receive with an .edu email account?
Yes, the new Loyola-sponsored Gmail account is email@example.com, and these accounts will still qualify for any discounts that apply to an .edu account.
How do I migrate my email addresses from WolfMail?
How do I sync/link two or more Gmail accounts?
Here are the 4 steps you will need to complete to link your Gmail email accounts together:
That’s it! Now, emails from your Secondary email account will download into your Primary email account and automatically go into the Label (folder) that you specified. Using Filters helps to keep your email separate and organized so you don’t have all of the emails from multiple email accounts going into the same Inbox.