Unity IMAP Email
Description of service
OIT continues to support Unity IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) email services for NC State students, faculty, and staff. Also called Gmail, the IMAP email system stores both new and read email messages on IMAP servers. IMAP messages can be read and reread from anywhere with an Internet connection.
NC State Unity IMAP users may read their email on the Web by logging in to http://gmail.ncsu.edu. No additional email client software (e.g., Outlook, Thunderbird) is needed, but most email client software is compliant with IMAP and can be used for features not available with NC State services.
University (Unity) Google Apps accounts include a generous quota (file space on server). This is in addition to the personal Unity file space provided for all University computing account holders. Log in to the Quota Allocation tool to manage your personal Unity file space allocation.
All NC State students, faculty, and staff have GMail email service as part of Google Apps @ NC State.
There is no additional charge for basic Google Apps service and quota. Additional quota for personal Unity file space allocation can be purchased annually. For more information, see Storage Quota.
University business or personal use.
Rules of use
All NC State computer and network resources, including email, are governed by the Administrative Regulations - Computer Use.
University employees are required by the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. 132-1) to maintain copies of all work-related electronic records, including work-related email of a non-transient nature related to teaching and research.
See also Email Legal and Ethical Issues.
For information and tutorials about NC State's centrally supported email systems, see OIT Email Services.
Send comments to the NC State Help Desk: firstname.lastname@example.org