SUNY Adirondack Email

SUNY Adirondack has migrated to Google Apps for Education and  is using Gmail for email. Use your full email address when logging into Gmail, password remains the same.

All staff and faculty are is assigned a SUNY Adirondack email account, students are assigned SUNY Adirondack Wolfmail accounts which can be accessed with their personal Network ID and password. Faculty and staff use: and students use to access their email.

Official Correspondence

Members of the SUNY Adirondack Community should be aware that their GMail account is considered their official email account in regard to all business pertaining to SUNY Adirondack. If the option is taken to forward mail from an official account to an outside service provider you do so at your own risk. All members of the community are responsible for checking their email frequently and consistently (at least once a day is recommended) for official correspondence and with familiarizing themselves with the content of official messages.

Accessing SUNY Adirondack Google Email

  1. Open any internet browser.
  2. Go to the Technology Services Web Page:, under the Quick Links section Click “Faculty/Staff Email” or go directly to

Log-In to SUNY Adirondack Google Email

  1. If you do not have your Network ID and password, go to the Technology Services Web Page, under the Quick Links section Click "Self-Service Banner" or go directly to Banner and then Click “Enter Secure Area” and enter your information. Your User ID is your nine digit Banner ID number, beginning with 50.
  2. Click the tab labeled “Personal Information” > “Lookup Network ID and Password”. From here, you will enter your Banner ID and pin number again. Then, hit “Next>>”. You will have 30 seconds to take down your Network ID and password.
  3. Back at the Google login page, use and your password.

Your Email Address

  • Your email address is student emails are

Checking and Reading Email Messages

Once logged in, the contents of your inbox will be displayed. The inbox will list your email messages with the most recently received messages first.

To read a message in your Inbox, simply click on the subject of the email, underlined in blue. This will bring you to a screen where you can read your message. If an email message has an attachment, it will have a plus sign in front of the subject.

To open or save the attachment, scroll to the bottom of the message and look for a link with the attachment’s name. Click on that link to open or save the attachment.

To return to your Inbox, click the “INBOX” link on the left hand side of the page. If you have not read a message, it will be Bold.

Printing an Email

When you are reading your message, if you decide to print it, click the View Printable Version link at the bottom of the header in Options, then click the Print button. To close the printable version, click the Close button.

Composing a New Email

  • In your Inbox, click on the Compose link near the top of the page.
  • In the “To” field, type in the email address for each person receiving your message. If you are sending an email to a student, use If entering more than one address, separate them with a comma. If you are sending an email to a faculty or staff member, use
    • Note:
      •  “To” means the message is primarily intended for that individual.
      •  “CC” (Carbon Copy) is used for sending a copy of the message to other interested individuals who don’t necessarily need to respond.
      • “BCC” (Blind Carbon Copy) is the same as “CC”, but no recipients of the message will see the addresses of individuals included under BCC. This should be rarely if ever used.
  • In the “Subject” field, type in a subject for the message (this should not be left blank). If you are sending the message to an instructor it is recommended that you place the CRN number of your course in this field.
  • Type your message in the box at the bottom of the page. If you are conversing with a faculty member it is recommended that you include your Banner ID number in your signature line.
  • When you are finished typing your message, click the “Send” button, located both above and below the message box.

Reply to an Email Message

  • When the message is open on the screen, click on the Reply link which is an arrow located near the top right of the message. The address in the “from” field of the original email will automatically be inserted in the “To” field.
  • The message you are replying to will appear at the top of the screen and the response box will appear below. You have all the editing options available when creating a new message.
  • After you are finished typing your message, click the “Send” button, located in the lower left corner of the message box.

Forward an Email Message

Sometimes you may wish to forward a message to someone else; that is, send a message that was sent to you to one or more different people. Forwarding a message saves you the trouble of composing a new message with the same information. To forward a message:

To forward a message:

Read the message you would like to forward. Once the message is on the screen, click on the “Forward” link. You should be able to see the original message in the message box at the bottom of the page (where you normally compose your own).

  • Type in the address(es) you want to forward the email to in the “To” field. If entering more than one address, separate each one with a comma.
  • Add any other text you would like to include in the message box at the top or bottom of the message box.
  • Click the “Send” button, located either above or below the box with your message.

Add an Attachment to an Email Message

There may be times when you would like to send a document, file, or graphic that you have on a disk to someone via e-mail. To do this, you can send this file as an attachment.

Note: Whenever you send someone an attachment, it’s best to mention this in the body of your message. You should also mention the name of the file being sent. This will let the recipient know that it was intentionally attached and is not a virus. Many email systems will block a message which has an attachment with an .exe extension.

Note 2: If you are sending a text or word document to yourself or a faculty member, it is best to include the file as an attachment so that the formatting of the document is not lost.

To add an attachment:

  • To send an attachment, simply click on “Attach a file” on the top of the email and access your computer's hard drive to search for the file you'd like to send. Once you find the file, just click "Open" and the file should be uploaded to your email. This may take a moment, depending on the size of the file and the speed of your Internet connection.
  • To attach more files to the e-mail, repeat until all of your files are listed. If you need to remove one of the attachments from the list, check the X and the attachment is removed
  • After completing the message and adding the attachments, click the Send button, located above or below the message box.

Delete an Email Message

To delete an email, click the box in front of the email you want to delete and click the “trash can” at the top of the screen.

  • To recover an email once it has been deleted, click the “Trash” link on the left side of the page, check the box next to the email you wish to recover, under “Move Selected To” use the drop-down field pick where you want to move the message to, then click the “Move” button.

Exit/Logoff Google Mail

When you are finished with your email account for the session, you need to sign out. If you do not sign out, the next person who sits at the computer you used can access your email account. To sign out, click the Sign Out link in the upper right corner of the Webmail page.


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