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Read Gmail Messages on Other Email Clients

We recommend using Gmail and other G Suite apps on the web in Google Chrome because of, but not limited to, the following reasons:

  1. The web-based search engine in Gmail is powerful and much faster than using email clients. Use the drop-down “show search options” by clicking on the downward pointing arrow inside the search field.
  2. Gmail in a web browser works seamlessly with the other G Suite apps (Calendar, Drive and Docs, etc.). It is easy to navigate between Apps.
  3. Since Gmail and G Suite were designed to be used in a browser, new features will always be available using the browser.
  4. You will be able to take advantage of the label functionality (compared to folders in other mail clients). Labels are a powerful tool for organizing mail, with the ability to apply multiple labels to messages, for easier retrieval.

Alternatively, if you still prefer to use an email program or client such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or Apple Mail please follow the Setup section below. 

How to Set Up

Here are some common mail clients and set-up instructions for your Ryerson Gmail Account.

Microsoft Outlook

Learn how to access your Ryerson Gmail through your Microsoft Outlook client using Google Sync.

Apple Mail

Learn how to access your Ryerson Gmail through your Apple Mail client using IMAP. 

Mozilla Thunderbird

Learn how to access your Ryerson Gmail through your Apple Mail client using IMAP. 

Helpful Links

Get a Google Token

These are instructions on how to get your Google Token. Watch the getting Google Token video.

Note: Google Token should not be confused with your my.ryerson password that you would use to access your Gmail and G Suite apps account through a web browser.



IMAP Support, external link

Remember to always replace ‘your full email address (including or’ with your full Ryerson Gmail address including When prompted for a password, use your Google Token.

If you want to use Post Office Protocol (POP) instead of recommended IMAP follow Google's general instructions for Set-up POP, external link in mail clients.


Note: During migration, if you choose to set up an email client, we suggest not attempting to change your folder structure or rename any folders within the mail client until your Ryerson migration is complete as this may interfere with the migration.