Google Web Access

Connect/Google Apps has a web-based client that allows access to all of the features of Connect: e-mail, contacts, and calendar.

  1. Point your browser at www.connect.ucsb.edu/gwa to sign into Connect Google Web Access (GWA)
    Notes:
    - For the Email field, make sure to enter UCSBnetID@ucsb.edu.
    - If you have activated two-factor authentication ("2FA") on your account, you will also need to enter the verification code about every 30 days. For more information on 2FA, go here.

     
  2. By default it brings you to your Inbox

     
  3. For other apps, such as Contacts, click on the Apps icon

    at the top right of the window and select other apps such as Contacts
  4. or Calendar

     
  5. You can configure your signature and other options by clicking on the Gear icon

    and select Settings. Under the General tab, scroll down to the Signature: section and enter the text you would like at the bottom of each outgoing message. A few sections below that is the Vacation responder: section where you can enable an auto-reply for times that you are out of the office.
     
  6. In Settings, under the Labels tab and then under System labels, make sure that Show in IMAP is checked for All Mail. If you will use a desktop client as well as GWA, please refer to the FAQ, "What are the ramifications of using both the Google web app and a desktop client to access Connect/Google Apps?"