Google Enterprise Email for Android

If you have a mobile device and would like to connect to your Pepperdine email account, you have a few options. First, you will need to know which device you have – whether iPhone, Android, Windows, or Blackberry. You will also need to decide whether to use Microsoft Exchange or Google Enterprise Apps. You can learn more about Google Enterprise Apps at google.pepperdine.edu. If you have already taken the plunge and would like to install your Google Apps account on your Android phone, this post is for you.

Pepperdine’s IT department has set up a page for mobile devices, and you can find information at community.pepperdine.edu/it/services/phone/cellular. There is a link for Android Devices, but the information is geared toward the Exchange option rather than Google Apps.

Your setup process may vary depending on your device, but typically you can begin by going to the Accounts option under Settings, and selecting the New Account option. When prompted, select IMAP rather than POP3 or Exchange. Your Google Apps user ID is your WaveNet user name @pepperdine.edu. If you use the first.last@pepperdine.edu format, you won’t be able to log in.

Next, you’ll need to choose the incoming and outgoing servers. For incoming, type in imap.gmail.com, and check the box for SSL security. For SMTP, type smtp.gmail.com, and select SSL again.

Once these settings are in place, you should be prompted for some basic personalization, and you’re all set.

This has been a brief walk-through for setting up Google Apps on your Android phone. The variety of Android devices out there may require slight variations in this setup process. If you need a more detailed walk-through, or get stuck in the setup, feel free to contact Jared Padgett or David Dickens on the 1st floor of the law library, or call the help line at 7425.