The installer file linked below is unique to Ross and has a few shortcuts built in, so please use this version instead of downloading it directly from Google.
Doing things like setting a delegate or sharing a calendar must be done from within the web interface.
Since Google Mail is the University's choice for an email service, the Outlook client does not fall under Helpdesk's list of "supported software." As such, the above is provided merely as an alternative, and should not be interpreted as our recommended solution.
Because configuring Outlook using this method does not provide a real-time interface with Gmail, the only mail you'll be able to interact with from within Outlook is mail that has been "cached." The Sync tool will allow you to specify how much of your mailbox you want to store in the "cache," with the most recent content cached first.
You can change this setting by right-clicking the Sync icon in your system tray, as seen below.
If it does, give it a moment to catch up.) Once it finishes, you'll be shown the message below.
Simply press Start Microsoft Outlook to open Outlook. After clicking Start Microsoft Office, Outlook will open and ask you which account you'd like to open.
For example, the following functionality came from the Exchange service, not Outlook, and using this tool will not restore the functionality of: The above list is not exhaustive; it's just a sampling of the more common functions that won't come over.
In addition, you will not be able to administer your account from within Outlook.
At this point, installation of the Sync tool is complete. Chose the one ending in "Google Apps." (If you click the Options button, you do have the choice of making this the default.) When Outlook opens, you will see your messages and content begin to populate.
Outlook is building a local cache of your mailbox, and you will see the following screen as it does so.
While the Google Apps Sync tool is a great resource we have available, it should not be seen as a replacement for Gmail.