TC GMAIL ACCOUNTS
TRAINING and SUPPORT
Log into myTC with your UNI and password and click on the Gmail icon at the top right of the page.
No. In Exchange, your address usually takes a form like firstname.lastname@example.org. Other aliases, such as email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org also work. For TC Gmail, the standard form will be UNI@tc.columbia.edu, and we will insure that email sent to your other Exchange aliases will also work with your TC G,mail account.
Migration of existing Exchange messages, calendars and contacts will occur overnight on the date of opt in.
Yes, you will receive your voicemail in your Gmail inbox and will be able to listen to it from the Gmail web site. Unfortunately, once you migrate you will not have access to your voicemail through your phone.
They will remain in your CubMail mailbox. You will be able to access them as before by selecting CUB Mail from the MyTC & Email pulldown menu on the TC homepage. If you wish to forward your Cubmail to your TC Gmail you need to set this up at: http://cuit.columbia.edu/email-forwarding
Yes, the Columbia address usually takes a form such as email@example.com. For TC Gmail, the standard form will be firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, you will have an alias for your TC Gmail account such as email@example.com. Note that students admitted after June 22, 2011 will have their Columbia CubMail accounts preset to forward to their TC Gmail.
Yes, you need to go to http://cuit.columbia.edu/email-forwarding
Starting on August 17, 2011, all communications from the College, including email sent from the Registrar, Student Accounts, Financial Aid and the course management systems will only be sent to students' TC Gmail accounts. Students who already have a Columbia email account may retain it. Forwarding from those accounts to TC Gmail is strongly recommended.
The new account will provide 25GB for your mailbox, which is about 100 times the size of CubMail or Exchange quotas.
While you are working on GMail messages, the refresh rate is approximately every 2 to 5 minutes. When GMail is idle, the refresh rate is approximately every 10 minutes.
You can send and receive mail messages up to 25 MB in size, including attachments.
The new email account will be totally separate from your personal Google account so your personal account will not be affected.
Alumni will keep their TC Gmail account indefinitely.
Yes, you will be able to access your Exchange mail, contacts and calendar, using your old mail client (eg. Outlook or Entourage). You can also continue to use the client to view your local archived mail as well as the Exchange Address Book. You will NOT be able to send or receive emails via your Outlook or Entourage. You will receive notifications that your Exchange mailbox is now closed. All future communication following your migration will be done from your Gmail login.
Google supports the following browsers: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 6+, Mozilla Firefox 2.0 and Apple Safari 3.0. More info on supported browsers
No, Google Mail doesn’t have an automatic spell-checker. However, you can check your spelling at any time by clicking Check Spelling at the top of the message you are composing. All misspelled or unrecognized words are highlighted. Click a highlighted work to see suggestions for similar word. Goggle’s spell-check is currently available in 36 languages, by pulling down the sub-menu next to Check Spelling.
Note: Certain browsers, such as Firefox and Chrome will spell-check as you type
The interface for Google Apps, Gmail and Google Calendar is available in over 50 languages. For a list of the available languages and instructions on how to set a new language, refer to the Gmail Help Center.
Yes. TC has control over user accounts, and Google does not own the data. TC's agreement with Google names the College as being responsible for responding to third party requests for data. Upon receipt of such a request, Google will notify TC if legally permissible, comply with TC's requests regarding efforts to oppose it, and provide TC with tools and information to respond to it.
Will Google access student/faculty/staff e-mail communications, addresses, identifiable browsing histories, and use the information to target advertising at us?
Where can I find more information on security with Google?
Yes, Smartphone synching is easily managed by users. More info on Mobile use
Gmail blocks certain file types from being sent and received via email to help prevent spread of malware and viruses. A list of blocked files can be found in the following Google support site
Yes, it is integrated via myTC.
Yes. See the limitations below.
Gmail blocks certain file types from being sent and received via email to help prevent spread of malware and viruses. A list of blocked files can be found in the following Google support site:
Yes. Besides UNI@tc.columbia.edu , your TC Gmail has alternative addresses as follows:
Note: There are some cases in which one or more of these may be missing or modified by adding the first initial of your first name if it would not be unique otherwise.