Gmail Instructions


Gmail is the application used for Student email at Sinclair and includes the following features:

  • Blocking spam
  • Searching email
  • Organizing replies into conversations
  • Chatting
  • Organizing email with labels, filters, and stars
  • Accessing Gmail on a mobile device
  • Using 15 GB of free storage space
  • Saving time with Quick Contacts and Keyboard shortcuts in Gmail
  • Utilizing other Google account features such as Sites, Calendar, and Google Docs
  • All of the above are free!

To access your student email account:

  1. Log into and click on the Gmail tile
  2. Your student email account will open in another window.
  3. The first time you access your account you will need to review and accept the Google privacy policy.


Gmail FAQs

  1. How do students access their Gmail accounts?
    Through the portal and through a separate web page outside the portal. See the steps above.
  2. Are student email accounts automatically created?
  3. What is the format of student email addresses?
    The format is
  4. Is there support for the new Gmail application?
    Links to Google's extensive help files are found within in the Gmail interface.

    Help for Gmail can also be found here.

    You can also contact the IT Help Desk at Phone (937) 512-4357 (HELP) or (866) 781-4357 (HELP) toll free or Email at if you need assistance with Gmail.
  5. Why is Gmail used for Student email?
    Because of the additional features it provides such as spam blocking, organizing email, chatting, 15 GB of free storage etc!

NOTE: Student email is a a different application than course email. Course Email is used only for email between the students and instructor for a specific course within eLearn.