IMAP Access

Some users prefer to use their University Gmail through a client like Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail, etc. With G Suite, the preferred method for accessing your email is from a web browser like Google Chrome. If you prefer to use a client, IMAP is available for Google. IMAP access will enable automatically the first time you sign into your VCU G Suite account. (IMAP is not available for users in clinical departments as these departments may deal with HIPAA data.)


Client Settings:

NOTE: Many clients require you to turn on Less Secure Apps prior to setting up your account.

: Full name or VCU email address

Username (incoming and outgoing servers): Employees:, Students:

Password: eID password

Incoming settings:

IMAP server:
Port: 993
Security type: SSL (always)

Outgoing settings:

SMTP server:
Port: 465
Security type: SSL (always)