April 2013


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Jonathan Goldman <[log in to unmask]>
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Jonathan Goldman <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:23:58 -0400
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To: Faculty/staff

As announced by ITU, the final stage of the campus email system 
conversion for faculty staff will begin at 5 PM on Friday, April 12.
After that time, you will no longer be able to access the old system. 
The new system will be live for use around 7 PM. Note that email 
received between April 1 and April 12 will not be completely migrated 
until Sunday or Monday. ITU recommends that you not use email until 
Monday but if you insist...

To use email after 7 PM Friday (instructions below will NOT work until 

Web interface (simplest and GMU-preferred): Go to 
http://office365.gmu.edu and click on the yellow box to the left. That 
will direct you to a GMU “Federated log-in” page where you can log in 
using your GMU email ID and the same password you use for email and 
Banner. If it does not accept your password, then you will have to 
change it at https://password.gmu.edu). NOTE: You must use that URL or 
http://mail.gmu.edu – do not bookmark the GMU Federated Log-In page.

Microsoft Outlook: Create a new email account and enter your email 
address – Outlook will automatically configure your account.

Other email clients (Thunderbird, Apple):  Get the IMAP & SMTP host 
names and port information first by logging into the web interface (see 
instructions above for connecting to it), click on Options > See All 
Options > My Account > Settings for POP, IMAP and SMTP access and note 
the settings, which you can then use to set up your client. (NOTE: not 
everyone has the same settings so everyone must check their own settings)

Smartphones: iPhone and iPad users can just create a new Microsoft 
Exchange email account and the phone will configure itself automatically 
(must be on IOS 6 for this to work).  People with other phones should 
get their settings as described above in the section for “other email 
clients” and set up their phone manually.

More detailed instructions for everything above are on the 
http://office365.gmu.edu site.

If you need help with your office computer on Monday morning, please 
call 3-1515 or send email to [log in to unmask] and someone will come to 
your office to help you set things up.

Generic accounts (those for a department) will all have new passwords 
and we can help with those.

For those who use the campus calendar system, Oracle Calendar (aka 
Corporate Time), that system conversion will happen in May or June. 
NOTE: People using Corporate Time should NOT start using the new 
calendar until the conversion is done in May or June or you will wind up 
with conflicting meetings.


Jonathan Goldman                    Volgenau School of Engineering
Director of Computing Resources            George Mason University
(703) 993-3506                         4400 University Dr. MSN 4A3
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