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Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 3:45pm
All 38,000 student email accounts have been routed from the University-hosted email system to CatMail, which is powered by Google Apps for Education. Students were given the opportunity to move to CatMail starting November 2, and 22,000 people opted in to a CatMail account by the end of the semester. The remaining students were switched over on December 21. All new student email is now delivered to CatMail. Old email on the University servers is in the process of being migrated to students' CatMail accounts, and will be complete by January 13. Until then, some students may be going to two locations for all their email. Students can click the "opt in" button on the CatMail opt-in page and log in to see their migration status. Migration won't include files over 20 MB and address books, so students should check their old accounts to ensure that they have all their data. They will have access to WebMail through January 31; beginning February 1 students will not have access to their old accounts or to shared folders. Faculty and staff are also eligible for CatMail accounts, which will give them access to all the Google Apps except Mail; their email service will still be provided by the University-hosted system. Faculty and staff who want to use Google Apps should visit the CatMail opt-in page. For anyone who needs assistance with an account, there is a Frequently Asked Questions page for CatMail on the 24/7 IT Support website, and 24/7 consultants available to assist. Google has extensive resources in their Learning Center and Help Centers as well.