Prepare to Go Google

YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT IS MOVING TO GOOGLE → JUNE 16 ←

What you need to know 


  • Monday, June 16, is the big day.

  • Your email address will be the same, and all mail (and mail folders), contacts, and calendar data will be moved for you.

  • You are required to set up a new, Secondary Password. Before June 16, login to the BC Portal (portal.bc.edu) > My Services > Account & Personal Info > Change Secondary Password.

  • Apple Mail, Outlook, Thunderbird, and Outlook Web Access WILL STOP RECEIVING NEW MAIL. You’ll need to take action to access your new BC email.

  • Google Apps work best with the web browser Chrome, download and install Chrome.

  • Do NOT make any major changes within your email account (moving folders, cleaning folders, etc.). They may not be reflected in your new account after the transition.

  • While there will be no downtime, there will be an adjustment period using the recommended Google web interface to access your mail. Sign up for a class: bc.edu/training or use the tutorials on this web site.

  • Existing group email accounts (ex. campusrec@bc.edu, fye@bc.edu) will move to Gmail on June 16, and you’ll access them using the same "username" and password you use now.

These items do NOT move to Google


Email

  • Deleted Items

  • Trash

  • Spam

  • Rules

  • Signatures

  • Importance levels

  • Mailbox sharing


  • Messages/attachments larger than 25MB

  • Tasks

  • Notes

  • Contact Groups

  • Forwarding settings

  • Auto-reply settings

  • Color categories

Calendar

  • Delegate settings

  • Meeting attachments

  • Optional attendees

  • Color categories



Important Dates

5/27 Stop any major cleaning & organizing of old (received prior to 5/27) email and folders.

6/12         Stop making changes to Calendar and Contacts.


6/16     Start using Google for email and calendar.





            How to Log in on June 16


    • No new messages will go to your old BC email account (Outlook, OWA, etc).  All incoming new mail will be directed to your Google mail account.
    • Log in on the web at: g.bc.edu, OR reconfigure your email software (Outlook, Apple mail, Thunderbird).
    • You’ll use BCusername@bc.edu (not firstname.lastname) and your new, Secondary Password, to log in.


Assistance Available

  • The Help Center is available for calls anytime, 617-552-HELP.

  • On June 16 & 17, TCs, Google Guides, and ITS staff will proactively visit offices to assist.