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Gmail for ASU FAQ's

Last Updated:  6/4/12 10:09:49 PM 8373-8193-4818

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ASU email for students is provided through Gmail.  This account is different from a regular Gmail account in that you will not be able to login to or with your ASU login and password. You will also have special access to additional Google tools for ASU such as MyApps and MyFiles.

How do I set up for Gmail for ASU?

Your ASU Gmail account is created when you activate your ASURITE user ID. ASU allows students to choose where they want to have their email delivered.  You can choose to have your email delivered to an external email service, like Hotmail or Yahoo, or you can have your email delivered to your official ASU mailbox.  We recommend that you have your email delivered to your ASU mailbox so you don’t miss any important messages from your professors. To set your official email address, follow these instructions:
  1. Login to My ASU ( and click on the My Profile tab.
  2. Under Computer Accounts, click on the Add/edit email aliases link.

  3. A new window titled ASU Email Setup will appear. Click the Edit link after Your primary alias

  4. In the ‘Set your primary alias’ dialog box, you will either create a new email address to use as your official address, or use an existing one.  If you wish to use an existing one, select it from the box on the left and hit the Submit button.  

  5. If you wish to create a new one, enter your desired email address in the box on the right entitled Add new alias and press Submit.

Please note that if the alias is already taken, or if there is a problem with the formatting of the new address, you will receive an error message, and will need to enter another email address that is not already taken or that is formatted properly. 

How do I access my Gmail for ASU?

You can access your ASU Gmail in MyASU or at 


How do I forward my Gmail for ASU to another email address?

Log in at to direct your ASU email to another email address.  


Not sure what your ASU email address is?

If you’re not sure what your ASU email address is, follow these steps:

    1.    Log into My ASU at
    2.    Click the "My Profile" tab.
    3.    Click "Computer Accounts."
    4.    Click "Add/edit e-mail aliases" and you’ll be able to see your ASU email address.  

What’s the difference between Gmail and my ASU student Gmail?

ASU’s official mailboxes for students are powered by Google Apps.  This means that your ASU student mailbox will look and act like Gmail, but there are a few important differences:

    1.    Your ASU student mailbox will not show advertisements.
    2.    Your ASU student mailbox will have a 25 Gigabyte usage quota.
    3.    You can log into your student mailbox using your ASURITE user ID. 

Everyone at ASU has two email addresses: and  Both of these email addresses will deliver mail to the location you chose above, so they can be used interchangeably. 

Your ASU email address is considered directory information and will appear in ASU’s electronic directories.

Email Policies

For more information about the policies governing email use at ASU, visit


Email Setup Video



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