Smartphone (Device) Settings for Email and Gustavus Google Calendar

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You can use your smartphone or other device to check your Gustavus email or sync with your Gustavus Google Calendar. Each smartphone is different. Following are the general settings for syncing.

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Email Settings

Gustavus supports IMAP email for most smart devices.

  1. Make sure your device is registered on the Gustavus wireless network.
    1. Join the GACmobile network (password: adolphus) and follow the registration steps: Gustavus Registration Pages.
    2. After completing the registration process, turn wireless off and back on again on your device.
    3. Rejoin the GACmobile network.
  2. Find the option to add a new email account to your phone. Each phone is different - typically in the phone settings or in the email application settings.
  3. Input the following settings (the order may be different on your phone).
Email Settings for Smartphones
Setting Gustavus Setting Description
Name Harry Potter The name others will see
Email Account hpotter@gustavus.edu Your Gustavus address
Description Gustavus Email Used to identify this account from others
Username hpotter username only
Incoming Mail Server imap.gac.edu Host Name
SSL Accept all certificates Security Settings
Authentication Password Security Settings
Incoming Server Port 993 Security Setting
Outgoing Mail Server smtp-auth.gac.edu Outgoing Settings
SSL Accept all certificates Security Settings
Authentication Password Security Settings
Outgoing Server Port 587 or 465 Security Setting
  1. Check your email application and verify that Gustavus mail is being delivered.
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Google Calendar (non iPhone)

  1. Make sure your device is registered on the Gustavus wireless network.
    1. Join the GACmobile network (password: adolphus) and follow the registration steps: Gustavus Registration Pages.
    2. After completing the registration process, turn wireless off and back on again.
    3. Rejoin the GACmobile network.
  2. Sync your Gustavus password with Google.
    1. Visit the Gustavus Account Page.
    2. Log in with your email credentials.
    3. In the Password section (left side) select Sync password.
    4. Follow the prompts.
  3. On your device or smartphone open the Accounts & sync Settings screen. Typically in the Settings application.
  4. Click Add Account.
  5. Select Google for the type of account.
  6. Enter your full Gustavus email address (hpotter@gustavus.edu) as your username, and then enter your password.
  7. Select the services you would like to sync. Note: Gustavus does not do email through Google, be sure to turn off email.
  8. When you first set up your calendar, all the calendars that are displayed when you view that account's Calendar on a desktop computer will also be displayed on your phone. You can change which calendars get displayed and which calendars are sync.
    1. From the Calendar screen, touch Menu > Calendars to display. Adjust which calendars you see on the display.
    2. From the Calendar screen, touch Menu > Calendar to display >Calendars to sync at the bottom of the screen. Here you can view all calendars that are available for syncing and display, grouped by each of your accounts.
    3. When you're done, touch OK.

Troubleshooting

Samsung Phones

In the advanced wireless settings, newer Samsung phones have a setting or check box for "Auto Switch" between networks. This must be turned off to register on the network.

Google Calendar for iPhone Users

Please see Google Calendar Syncing for iOS Devices

Contact us

Please contact the Technology Helpline at 507-933-6111, stop by the Technology Services department in Olin Hall or complete our contact form.