Some users prefer to use their University Gmail through a client like Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail, etc. With Google Workspace, the preferred method for accessing your email is from a web browser like Google Chrome. If you prefer to use a client, IMAP with OAuth is available for Google. IMAP access will enable automatically the first time you sign in to your VCU Google Workspace account. (IMAP is not available for users in clinical departments or in Public Safety And Security)
Many clients now allow "IMAP with OAuth" which provides a more secure connection than IMAP alone.
NOTE: Starting June 15, 2020, it will not be possible to create any new IMAP-only or other Less Secure Apps connections. On February 1, 2021, all existing IMAP-only and other Less Secure Apps connections will be turned off.
Click on the links below for how to migrate to an IMAP with OAuth connection for your preferred client.
General configuration settings and steps for all other mail applications: