In October, Virginia Tech is retiring our current VT email servers and moving to the new Google Apps for Education suite (note that this does not affect VT Exchange servers). If you're an Exchange user, you have a VT Mail account and will need to create a VT Google Apps account. Again, the Exchange servers will not be affected. For the majority of users, the VT Mail account is only used for forwarding to Exchange, and the reason you have to move is to retain this forward since VT Mail servers will be retiring. The primary change you will notice after switching to VT Google Apps Mail is that you will no longer get Junk Mail Manager summaries: you will have to check spam using one of three different methods.
Note: Replace [Your Exchange email address] with your Exchange email address.
You are finished and do not need to take further action. There are more directions below if you decide that you want to exclusively use VT Google Apps Mail, but those are entirely optional.
The following information is optional and only for users that want to use VT Google Apps Mail exclusively or not have email on Exchange. Again, these steps are not necessary if you've already transitioned to VT Google Apps Mail.
Note that you must first transition to VT Google Apps Mail by following the directions for Transitioning Your VT Mail Email Account to a Virginia Tech Google Apps Mail Account. Afterwards, if you wish to switch from Exchange to use VT Google Apps, you can switch to a Calendar-Only Exchange account, or you can have your Exchange account deleted.
After you have migrated your information to VT Google Apps, complete our webform at http://4help.vt.edu to request to switch to a Calendar-Only Exchange account or have your Exchange account deleted.