Virginia Tech has partnered with Google to offer e-mail and collaboration services through the Google Apps for Education program. All current Virginia Tech students, staff, faculty, and alumni are provided with a Virginia Tech e-mail address. During your time at Virginia Tech, your e-mail address will become your primary source of communication between classmates, professors, colleagues, family, and friends.
Your e-mail account is named according to your PID, and [Your PID]@vt.edu is a valid e-mail address. Your VT Mail e-mail account remains active if you are:
If you have none of these relationships with the university, your account will be closed. Please make arrangements ahead of time to advise friends and colleagues of an alternate e-mail address, retrieve your personal correspondence, and direct any university records or business correspondence to the appropriate supervisor.
Google provides a Web-based interface for accessing your e-mail account at the VT Google Apps Portal. This Web-based interface is a great choice for people who need to check their VT Google Apps Mail account when away from their home computer.
If you want to configure a client to access your e-mail account, Google provides documentation on configuring many clients, including Apple Mail, Outlook, Thunderbird, and Windows Mail. You may also configure many mobile devices to access your VT Google Apps Mail account, including Android and iPhone devices. To configure a client to access your Google e-mail account, see Configuring a Client to Access VT Google Apps Mail.
Create up to three additional aliases for your account under the Personal Info tab in My VT. To forward email from your VT Google Apps Mail account, see Enabling or Disabling Forwarding From Your VT Google Apps Mail Account.