https://mail.eastern.edu:9100, click on the "Mail Control" button, enable mail redirection and put in "firstname.lastname@example.org", click keep a copy. (be sure to click the blue check to update your settings)
Yes, Eastern University does support the use of POP3 or IMAP to access your Google Mail in another email program, such as Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird or Eudora. Instructions can be found here.
You should be able to begin sending and receiving mail, scheduling calendar events, and managing contacts right away, without any trouble. Becoming accustomed to Gmail's unique mail management features such a conversations and labels can take a bit longer. Within a week, however, many people find they are not only comfortable with Google Apps, but they appreciate the benefits and no longer miss their old application.
Yes, if you set up your browser to open links in a new window or tab.
Tip: If you want to open Google Mail or Calendar in a new tab instead of a new window, change your settings in Internet Explorer. Go to Tools >Internet Options>Tabs>Settings, and click Let Internet Explorer choose how to open pop-ups.
Yes, Offline support can be found under your Gmail Settings.
No, you can just go to you Google Apps URL to access your email and calendar.
Google Apps supports the following other browsers
No. Because Google Apps runs in a web browser, you just need to use a supported browser.
The interface for both Google Apps Email and Google Calendar are available in over 50 languages. For a list of the available languages and instructions on how to set a different language, refer to the Gmail Help Center.