It is possible to setup your student email account on your Android or iOS device. Please see below for instructions. 


Enable IMAP Access


Regardless of what type of device you have, you first need to enable IMAP access from within your student email account. Follow the steps below to do this before moving on to the specific instructions for your device. 

  1. Login to your student email account by going to www.gfcmsu.edu > Students > Student Email. Enter your Net ID and password to login to your student email account. 
  2. Click on the "gear" icon near the top right corner of the screen and then click on "Settings".
  3. Click on "Fowarding and POP/IMAP".
  4. Click on the circle to place a dot next to "Enable IMAP". 
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Save Changes".

Apple iOS Devices

  1. On your Apple iOS device, click on "Settings".
  2. Click on "Email, Contacts, Calendars".
  3. Click on "Add Account".
  4. Click on "Other".
  5. Click on "Add Mail Account".
  6. On the next screen enter the following information:
    1. Name: Your Name
    2. Email: Enter your student email address. It should be similar to firstname.lastname@msu.montana.edu.
    3. Password: Enter the password you use to login to your student email account. 
    4. Description: Give the account a description that will help you identify it. 
  7. Click "Next".
  8. On this screen enter the following information:
    1. Incoming Host Name: imap.gmail.com
    2. User Name: Enter your NetID@montana.edu. For example, if your Net ID is a12b345, enter a12b345@montana.edu.
    3. Outgoing Host Name: smtp.gmail.com
    4. User Name: Enter your NetID@montana.edu.
    5. Password: Enter your student email account password. 
  9. Uncheck any items you don't want to be synced with your student email account. 
  10. Click "Save".

Android Devices

  1. Click on the Email icon. This may be on the home screen or it may be in the application drawer. 
  2. Enter your student email address, which should be similar to firstname.lastname@msu.montana.edu. 
  3. Enter the password you use to login to your student email account. 
  4. Click the "Manual Setup" button. 
  5. Click the "IMAP" button.
  6. Change the username to your NetID@montana.edu. For example, if your Net ID is a12b345, enter a12b345@montana.edu. 
  7. Change the IMAP server to imap.gmail.com. 
  8. Change Security Type to SSL/TLS. 
  9. Click Next. 
  10. If necessary, change the SMTP server to smtp.gmail.com. 
  11. Change Security Type to SSL/TLS
  12. Make sure the Port is set to 465. 
  13. Make sure "Require sign-in" is checked.
  14. Make sure the Username is your NetID@montana.edu. 
  15. Click Next. 
  16. Click Next. 
  17. Make sure the account name and your name are displayed correctly. 
  18. Click Next.