Amherst students, faculty, and staff automatically receive an Amherst email mailbox when they join the College. Student organizations can request an email account or a listserv mailing list by using the Campus Center's student organization registration form.
The College's email service is Gmail and is provided as part of Google G Suite. Gmail provides email, calendar, contacts, etc. Your messages and other data remain in the GMail system until you explicitly delete them.
Gmail is accessible via any web browser (Chrome is preferred) and via apps on iOS and Android devices.
Features and Benefits
Your Amherst email is available from any place you have Internet access. Access to email is not dependent upon that status of the Amherst network.
To access your email you need an Internet connection and a web browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or Opera. Chrome is preferred.
On a mobile device, to access your Amherst email add an account and if possible select Google or GMail as the account type to add. If not already available on your iOS or Android device, you can download and install the GMail app from the Apple or Google store.
Gmail can also be accessed using an IMAP email client such as Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird. At the time of this writing (February 15, 2019) we recommend that people stick with the web interface until we've thoroughly tested the IMAP clients.
Access Amherst Email Online
The website address for Amherst email is googleapps.amherst.edu. You'll be prompted for your Amherst username and password.
You can also access your Amherst email by going to www.gmail.com and logging in with your Amherst email address. If your are already logged in with a personal Gmail account, click your account icon in the upper right to switch to your Amherst Gmail account.
Access Amherst Email from the Amherst website by clicking the Tools menu (wrench icon) in the top-right corner of any page of the website, then selecting Google Apps/G Suite.
Set Up Amherst Email by type of Mobile Device