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Welcome to Google Apps for Hartnell College

Hartnell college has teamed up with Google to provide email accounts to all students enrolled at the college. In addition to Gmail, you also have access to Google Sites, Google Chat, Google Calendar, and Google Docs.

Google Apps Quick Tour
Email - mail.student.hartnell.eduUse your new Hartnell email address, but use Google’s advanced email interface – without ads. Comes with a powerful spam filter and 7.3 gigabytes of storage (so you may never have to delete a message again). Calendar - calendar.student.hartnell.edu Organize your life – keep a calendar for yourself, share calendars with your friends, and subscribe to public calendars to stay on top of events on campus.
Talk - IM with friends and classmates, or make free voice calls to anyone else with Google Talk, anywhere in the world. Docs - docs.student.hartnell.edu Create and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online, and download them to your favorite desktop applications. Great for collaborative projects, in and out of class.
Thinking of creating a website? - Google Sites is a free and easy way to create and share webpages.



How to get started with Student Email

To use your college email account, go to mail.student.hartnell.edu to login and follow the log-in procedures as outlines below. For in-depth email FAQs visit the Gmail Help Center.

1. Enter your username
Use the same User ID you already have for PAWS, which is your first name middle initial last name, as one long word
For example if you name is John Michael Smith your username would be johnmsmith

If you don't have a middle name your login is your first name and last name together.
Using the previous example, your username is johnsmith

If another student has the same name as you, a four-digit number will be added after your name.
For Example for two students with the name Maria Lucy Ortiz: marialortiz0001, marialortiz0002, etc.

Remember your username for the Email is the same as your username for PAWS. If you are having trouble and you are unsure of your username click here to go to the PAWS system and under "Student menu" click the option "What's my User ID".

2. Enter Your Password
initial passwords are your eight digit date of birth mmddyyyy
(students who registered before 3-14-11 will use a 6 digit date of birth mmddyy)

For example if you were born on February 14, 1985 your initial password is 02141985
It is STRONGLY recommended that you change your password.

If you need to have your Hartnell Gmail password reset either contact Long Nguyen at 759-6061 or Jorge Isaias at 755-6728. Located in E-211. Additionally, Frank Henderson in the Tutorial Center located in A-214 can provide additional help with Passwords and getting logged in.

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Changing your password
If you want to change your password, click Settings > Accounts > Change Password.

What is my email address?
Your email address is your username@student.hartnell.edu
For example if you name is John Michael Smith your username would be johnmsmith@student.hartnell.edu

What if I'm using eCollege for online classes?
eCollege will be automatically populated with college email addresses for ALL students, currently enrolled. If you've used eCollege previously, your email address will change to the college email address, and you will not be able to change this in eCollege.

Forwarding your email (optional)
If you want to use your personal Gmail, Yahoo, Comcast, or any other email account, you will have to log into the Hartnell Gmail and set the college email account to automatically forward any and all emails to your personal account.

Students who choose to have their Hartnell email forwarded to a private, unofficial email address (e.g., hotmail.com, yahoo.com, etc.) that is outside the university network address (mail.student.hartnell.edu) do so at their own risk. Hartnell is not responsible for any difficulties that may occur in the proper or timely transmission or access of e-mail forwarded to any unofficial e-mail address.

To forward your college emails to another account, click the email link or login directly at mail.student.hartnell.edu. Enter your Gmail username and password (see above).
To set up automatic forwarding of emails:

  1. Click on Settings
  2. Click on Forwarding and POP/IMAP,
    1. Select the radio button in front of "Forward a copy of incoming mail to"
    2. Enter an email address in the adjacent text box.
  3. Then select either “keep Hartnell College Mail’s copy in the Inbox”, “Archive Hartnell College Mail’s copy”, or “delete Hartnell College Mail’s copy”
    1. If you keep a copy or Archive Hartnell College Mail’s then you will need to login to Hartnell Gmail and clean up your account every now and then so your account does not fill up.
  4. Save Changes at the bottom.

Note: You can only access your Hartnell Gmail through Hartnell’s website at http://www.hartnell.edu/students/mail.html by clicking the email link or logging in directly at mail.student.hartnell.edu. (you cannot login from Google’s website)