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Gmail Help Centre

Gmail is a web-based email service offered as part of G Suite at Ryerson University. With Ryerson Gmail, you can:

  • track down emails using powerful search options
  • set up a schedule for a message to send automatically at a later time
  • use labels to categorize and organize your emails
  • view related emails in a conversation thread

  Learn how to use Gmail with Ryerson’s Gmail Guide

Using a mail client to access Gmail

Popular Questions

If you’d like to use a mail client for Ryerson Gmail, visit our page on how to set up Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird.

Alternatively, you can also have all your Ryerson Gmail messages automatically forward to another email address. Find more on how you can forward Ryerson Gmail.

Gmail’s Spam folder is a mandatory part of all Gmail mailboxes. It cannot be disabled and should be checked periodically for misfiled messages that are not Spam. Messages remain in the Spam folder for 30 days

If you’re finding specific messages are being sorted as Spam when they should not be, here are three things you can do to reduce the likelihood of this happening:

  • Mark the message as “not spam”. To do this, select the checkbox beside the message and click the Not Spambutton at the top of your mailbox. Similar messages will have a lower chance of being flagged as Spam in the future.
  • Add legitimate senders to your Google Contacts. To do this, open an email and hover over the sender’s email address. A small window will appear, allowing you to click an Add to contacts link.
  • Create a filter for messages from a specific email address. To do this:

1. Select the checkbox beside a message from the sender.
2. Click the More icon in the top-right corner of the message and select Filter messages like these.
3. Verify the "From" field contains the appropriate sender address. If so, click the Create filter button.
4. Select the box next to the option to Never send it to Spam and click the Create filter button.

If you’re using Gmail for a department or generic account, you can find more information on how to manage it, including delegating access on the Generic Accounts page.