The deadline for transitioning to VT Google Apps Mail is Nov. 12. If you have not moved, you will receive an email informing you that you still need to move.
Virginia Tech is retiring our current VT email servers and moving to the new Google Apps for Education suite. As a result, WebMail will eventually be unavailable, so everyone at Virginia Tech must create a VT Google Apps account before the upcoming deadline. This applies to you whether you check WebMail through the web interface or through an email client (such as Outlook, Mac Mail, Entourage, etc.—you will know that you are checking WebMail because the incoming mail server for your current account will use "pop.vt.edu").
If you participate in research that is ITAR compliant, do not switch to Google yet. Please contact the Office of Export and Secure Research Compliance for further instructions at http://www.oesrc.researchcompliance.vt.edu/.
If you're unsure whether you need to move, then try and log in to webmail.vt.edu with your PID and PID password. If you successfully log in, then you have a VT Mail account and will need to transition.
The VT Google Apps suite is a collection of web-based tools including Mail, Calendar, Docs, Sites, and more. Please note, this is not the commercial Google Mail, Docs, etc: these are separate enterprise services licensed from Google and protected by privacy policies negotiated by the commonwealth.
Here you will find resources to keep you up-to-date on the transition to Google's servers, to explain how to migrate to VT Google Apps, and to answer any questions or problems related to the migration process. For more information on what Google Apps is and how to use it, see Google's Google Apps Learning Center page.
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“With Google Apps for Education, we hope to improve the flexibility of electronic communications, while increasing the ability for faculty, staff, and students to collaborate with one another at Virginia Tech.”
- William Dougherty,
The core suite of Google Apps for Education will provide a wide variety of tools to improve collaboration:
More than forty additional services provided by Google will be activated with minimal or no formal support, including:
As part of Virginia Tech's agreement with Google, ad revenue generating services such as DART, Doubleclick, Google Ads, etc. will not be deployed.