Besides being the Email on your school’s domain, gmail has several useful features…

It is the email address that matches your school’s name and web address: you@Siena.edu.

Mobile email

Stay connected while on the go with the Gmail app for Android and iPhone. The app allows you to access Gmail like you can on the web and is designed to work seamlessly with Google apps across products. Gmail also works from the browser on any device with a data connection.

Offline support

The Gmail Offline app for Chrome lets users read and write email without an internet connection. Drafted messages are sent the next time there is an internet connection, so you can get your day started on the train and hit send as soon as you arrive at school.

Easy conversations

Text, voice and video calls are available in Gmail with Hangouts, allowing you to connect with people wherever you are, on any device. Your email conversations are also organized into threads to quickly see a history of your messages on a subject.

Manage attachments with Google Drive

Gmail is integrated with Drive so you can send huge attachments – up to 10GB – preview any attachment from your inbox, and add attachments to Drive with one click.

Security

Gmail is designed for security and reliability with features like two-factor authentication, attachment viewing in the browser, encrypted connections to Google’s servers, simultaneous replicated storage for your email, built-in disaster recovery, spam filtering and sender authentication.

Google.com,. (2014). Google for Education . Retrieved 22 October 2014, from https://www.google.com/edu/training/tools/gmai

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