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Zimbra & GMail

Please note: SUNY New Paltz does not officially support the use of GMail for use with our e-mail servers or accounts. We reserve the right to block access for users who are communicating especially sensitive information via e-mail.

Nevertheless, there are some faculty & staff who do currently use GMail for sending e-mail from their @newpaltz.edu address. If you do not set this up correctly, you risk having your e-mail marked as spam (by both the SUNY New Paltz e-mail servers, as well as other e-mail servers).

To set it up correctly, follow the steps below.

  1. Login to your GMail account.
  2. Click on Settings at the top right.
  3. Click on the Accounts tab.
  4. Click Add another email address you own.
  5. Enter your Name and your @newpaltz.edu e-mail address, then click Next.
  6. Select the option: "Send through newpaltz.edu SMTP servers."
  7. For the SMTP Server, enter: zmail.newpaltz.edu.
  8. Enter your Zimbra username & password in the appropriate fields.
  9. Check the Always use a secure connection box.
  10. Click Add Account.
  11. After doing so - you'll get an e-mail sent to you from the "Gmail Team" with a verification link that you will need to click on. Once you do so - the account is setup within GMail to correctly send mail from your @newpaltz.edu address.

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