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Student Email Alert: Automatic Email Forwarding Ends on February 8, 2013

Posted on: January 8th, 2013 by JIMMY BALL

In March 2012, the University of Mississippi (UM) went live with UM Gmail.  Once all students were provided with UM Gmail accounts in summer 2012, UM Webmail was taken offline in October 2012.

Now, the final step is near.  As a reminder, on Friday, February 8, 2013, automatic email forwarding from WebID@olemiss.edu to WebID@go.olemiss.edu for students will no longer be in place.

Who is Impacted?

Students admitted before March 18, 2012 are impacted.  If this applies to you, the Office of Information Technology (IT) made changes to help minimize the impact.  First, your official UM email address is already set to WebID@go.olemiss.edu.   That means class roles, myOleMiss and Blackboard will reflect your correct email address.  Also, when IT migrated mailing lists to Google Groups, we changed the email addresses to WebID@go.olemiss.edu for students.

To get the word out, consider using your email signature block to promote your WebID@go.olemiss.edu email address.  On February 8, email sent to WebID@olemiss.edu will not be automatically forwarded to WebID@go.olemiss.edu.

Who is Not Impacted?

  • Employee email is not impacted.  Employees are provided an UM Mail (Exchange) account and may request an UM Gmail account.   There is no automatic forwarding to UM Gmail in place.  If an employee has created an email forwarding rule from UM Mail to UM Gmail, that forward rule will  remain in place.
  • Students admitted on or after March 18, 2012 are not impacted.  For these students, the automatic email forward is not in place. They were only issued UM Gmail accounts (i.e., WebID@go.olemiss.edu).
  • Students who became employees or graduate instructors are not impacted.  In short, these individuals have an employee affiliation. As mentioned above, employee email is not impacted.

Final Comments

You can read more about UM Gmail at go.olemiss.edu.  If you require assistance or have questions, please contact the IT Helpdesk at 662-915-5222 or helpdesk@olemiss.edu.