Ferris Mail - What you need to know

What is Ferris Student mail?

  • Students will be given at least 30 GB of available space between Google Drive and Mail
  • Excellent spam-message filtering
  • Lifelong account - however, if not used by you for three years, it will be removed
  • No advertising for current students
  • No cost for the foreseeable future
  • Powered by Google


What you will get?

You will have:

  • Gigabytes of e-mail storage. No more worries about having to delete old e-mail.
  • Instant messaging capability from within your mailbox.
  • Google Calendar to schedule meetings, create events, and share calendars with others.
  • Google Docs to create and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations online.
  • Your very own personalized Start Page from which you can access all services.
  • Access to your information from anywhere with an Internet connection.
  • You will have the ability to access the system with a compatible mobile device.


Who may have a Ferris Student e-mail account?

  • Registered students and alumni only.


How do I access my e-mail account?

Student e-mail will be accessed only through MyFSU, using your current ID and password. Once you have logged into MyFSU, click on the icon for mail, located in the upper right corner of the screen. You can also access your email via your mobile device. View more information.

Please note that going straight to Gmail.com or Google.com will not work to access your Ferris e-mail account. You must login through MyFSU.

What if the MyFSU page is unavailable?

You must first be logged into MyFSU to use Student mail, so if MyFSU is unavailable, Student email will not be accessible.

What is my new e-mail address?

 It is (MyFSU login ID)@ferris.edu

Can I forward my mail from Ferris to my other accounts or have those accounts forward to my Ferris account?

Yes, see Google Help.

How can I set up my e-mail in Outlook?

See the instructions

Yahoo Mail




How do I set up e-mail on my phone?

It depends on which mobile phone you are using. See the instructions. Choose your phone from the list of mobile devices.

How does Google treat my e-mail account?

View Google's privacy statement.

View additional information about how your information is kept.

Will my personal Gmail account (created previously) synchronize to the new Ferris student mail account?

No. They are separate accounts.

What is a Google document?

View the answer. 

How do I share a Google document?

View the answer.

What is Google Voice (Talk)?

A voicemail feature that allows your friends and contacts to send a voice message to your mail inbox. View more information on Google Voice.

Can I attach large files?

Yes. You can send and receive messages up to 20 megabytes (MB) in size. However, the precise amount allowable will depend on the attachment.

Google uses the term 'Label.' What is it?

It is equivalent to a folder or similar. View more information about Labels

How do I create a folder (referred to as 'Label')?

View the answer.

Will Labels help me to organize my mail?

View more information on Labels.

What is a 'Filter' and how do I create a 'Filter'?

A Filter allows you to manage the flow of incoming messages. Find out more information about Filters.

Can I make rules to automatically send my mail into specific folders?

Yes. You need to use auto filtering. View instructions on how to do so.