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The college will test its emergency alert system on Wednesday (Sept. 2) at 12:30 p.m. As a part of the test, all faculty, staff, and students should receive an email, phone call, and text message at or around the common hour.

Email Configuration: Best Practices and Guidelines

Best practice for email at Beloit College is to use the Google interface ( The other option is to configure your email client with IMAP or POP settings.

For a brief description of the difference between IMAP and POP, see this page. In simple terms, IMAP is a two-way connection with the mail server and POP is a one way download of mail from the server.

Enabling IMAP in Gmail

General IMAP Configuration Instructions

Enabling POP in Gmail

General POP Configuration Instructions