On April 1, 2013 Gmail@Geneseo will become the exclusive email service for Geneseo account holders. Users will be able to claim their Gmail account beginning January 1, 2013. All remaining accounts will be automatically directed to Gmail by CIT on April 1.
Gmail@Geneseo takes advantage of Gmail’s gigabytes of storage, highly effective spam filtering and powerful search while still retaining an @geneseo.edu address. Through the college's partnership with Google, our users have access to Google Apps Education Edition. All services are hosted by Google and are available to users via any internet-connected computer and many mobile devices. In addition to Gmail, Google Apps includes:
- Google Calendar – allows easy coordination of work or class schedules, meetings and events online;
- Google Talk – supports free PC-to-PC voice calls and instant messaging; and
- Google Drive (Docs) – allows users to create and collaborate on documents and spreadsheets in real-time.
When users opt-in to their Gmail@Geneseo account, they will no longer receive email via their old Geneseo mail account (webmail); however, they may still log in and view Webmail until September 15, 2013. They can also batch transfer existing Geneseo mail messages into their Gmail@Geneseo account. Options and instructions are available on the Opt-in page.
More information is available on the Google Apps Self Help site, go.geneseo.edu/google. For additional questions, please call the CIT Help Desk at (585) 245-5588.