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Using Google Apps Email for the First Time

posted Apr 3, 2012, 6:32 AM by Terry Chastain   [ updated May 18, 2012, 7:25 AM ]
This is a short guide to help you access and use your Satanta District Hospital email account

1) Open up your internet browser and type into the address bar near the top of the screen then hit enter, or if you are viewing this on the website simply click here. It would be a good idea to add that link to your computer favorites if it is not there already.

2) You should then see the logon screen shown below. Type in the username and password provided to you by your manager. If you do not have this information please ask your manager or the IT department for help. Typically your username is the first letter of your first name followed by your last name. For example, 'Tyler Durden' would have the username 'tdurden'.

Important note: Remember if you are asked for your username that will be in this format: tdurden. If you are asked for your email address that will look like this: If you do not use the address to sign in and instead go to, you will need to type your entire email address.

3) Once you sign in for the first time you will be asked to agree to the Google Apps terms of service and then be asked to chose a new password. Your password will be required to meet security guidelines outlined in the hospital handbook.

4) After choosing a new password you should see your inbox, it will look something like this:

If you do not see a similar screen please double-check these instructions to make sure completed all necessary steps. If you still do not see a similar screen and cannot view or send email please call IT or ask your manager to send an email asking for assistance.

If you would like a short introductory video on how Google Apps Mail works you may view the following:

For a more in depth tutorial you can work through at your own pace please visit this webpage for help: