Published on May 21, 2010 by Sean Flynt  

Samford has partnered with Google to provide email and collaboration services via Google Apps for Education. By partnering with Google, alumni with Samford E-mail accounts now have a much larger storage capacity for email (7.4 gb). Other new features include calendaring, contacts, instant messaging and website creation. E-mail addresses will not change. 

Starting Sunday, May 23, alumni E-mail accounts will begin to have a different look, but users don't have to do anything more than enjoy the new features.

Old E-mail will be automatically moved to the new accounts. Due to the large number of accounts involved, it may take a few days for all existing E-mail to be available in the new system. Until the transfer is complete, old E-mail can still be viewed by going to Once all old E-mail has been transferred to Bulldogmail (Gmail), there is no need to login to the old accounts.

The URL to access the Bulldogmail accounts will be  Those who have been accessing their E-mail through the Samford Portal can still do so but must click the “Bulldogmail” icon.

Visit the Technology Services website to learn more.

Contact the Technology Services help desk at 205-726-2662 or via email at

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.