Accessing E-mail: Google Apps

BY THE UAS IT HELPDESK
For the UAS Whalesong

Welcome new students! You may have noticed that all students, staff, and faculty have a Google Apps account. You can access your university assigned email by selecting the email/calendar link at the top of any UAS page. Please set your email forwarding by logging into ELMO (elmo.uas.alaska.edu) and updating your email destination. University assigned emails are username@alaska.edu.

Those of you returning to UAS may have noticed a change from the legacy email server to Google Apps for email. The University of Alaska is working towards universalizing the UA campuses. In the past UAS emails were set up through Outlook Exchange. To streamline communications and calendaring, all UA campuses are now using Google Apps!

If you need access to your legacy email messages, they are temporarily accessible at mail.uas.alaska.edu. However, all new emails starting early May 2016 are now routed to the google email. If you will need indefinite access to emails prior May 2016, remember to migrate from the Exchange server to Google Apps. We have directions for how to move messages from Exchange to Google on our Google Migration page (http://www.uas.alaska.edu/its/initiatives/google-move.html).  If you do not use an Outlook email client on your computer, but would like to migrate, contact the UAS IT Helpdesk. We are happy to work with you to ensure your old messages are migrated to Google Apps.

Some features of Google Apps such as email and calendar are still available on your computer’s Outlook Client. To sync your Outlook client with Google Apps, get the Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook tool.

For more information about our current projects visit the IT Services Major Initiatives page: http://uas.alaska.edu/its/initiatives/index.html.

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If you have any questions about how to access your Google Apps account or any technology questions at all, feel free to contact us by phone at 796-6400, email at uas.helpdesk@alaska.edu, or stop by the Helpdesk in Hendrickson 101A. We are more than happy to work with you and help you become more familiar with our systems.

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