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1.  How do I access my webmail account?
Once you have logged into MyCIU there is a link below the main menu on the left of the page that will be listed "Student Webmail." This will bring up a gmail login window, which works with your MyCIU login information. Enter your entire email address to login to webmail.  Ex:  Note that the link for Student Webmail will appear below the left menu throughout the entire MyCIU site.  
2. How can I check my webmail using Outlook Express or some other email client?
You can check your webmail using Outlook Express or another email client using these steps provided by Google:
If you have problems with those steps, we recommend first trying this troubleshooter:
If that does not resolve your issue, please call us at 803-807-5199, or email us at
3. Are there any other benefits to my webmail account?
Because your webmail account is a Google University account, you have additional access to Google Apps. The following are the main benefits:
Gmail: includes email forwarding, storage of up to 1 Gb, and improved spam and virus filtering.
Google Talk/Chat: chat with friends and classmates from your Gmail Inbox.
Google Docs: create and use documents, spreadsheets, and presentations; save documents and access them anywhere you have internet access; and share your documents and collaborate on projects.
Google Calendar: scheduling, tasks, and the ability to share your calendar with others.

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