Google Apps - Gmail

Last Updated: 01/20/2015

Log into CU-Boulder Gmail through a Browser

Log into your CU-Boulder Gmail account at the following location:


Sign in with:

Your CU Login Name in combination with and your IdentiKey password.

For example:

Sample login screen with "" as the username and an obscured IdentiKey password in the password box.

Configure an Email Client

Before you can configure your email client, you must go through the migration process mentioned above.

You may need to enable IMAP for your account prior to configuration of your email client ( To do this:

  1. From the Gmail web client, click Settings from the cog menu.
  2. In the POP/IMAP Download tab, click Enable IMAP.
  3. Click Save Changes.

Gmail Accessibility

Google Mail accessibility information can be fount on the Google Mail Accessibility page.

Forwarding Your Mail with Gmail

You are encouraged to use the campus-provided Gmail service, but if you prefer to use a different email service, you should change your email delivery location using CU-Boulder Identity Manager. If you wish to store your email in your CU-Boulder Gmail account, but also forward it to another location you should make sure that your email delivery location is set to (CU-Boulder Gmail) inside CU-Boulder Identity Manager and add a forward location within Gmail.

If you want to consolidate a personal Gmail account with your CU-Boulder Gmail account, you may use Google's Mail Fetcher tool. The email client configuration instructions below can be used to help you to manually move messages from one Gmail account to another.