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I cannot receive mail sent to my McMaster account, but I can send from it.

Your primary email in Mosaic is set to an account other than your McMaster account and all mail will go there, and bypass your McMaster email account completely. To make sure all of your mail goes to your McMaster email account, log into Mosaic, then make your McMaster account your primary account. Changes to this will take effect the next day.

What's included in Google Apps at McMaster?

Email account with 25GB of storage, Google Calendar and Google Docs. Any additional Google apps may be rolled out as they become supported.

I already have a personal Gmail account. Do I still need a Google Apps at McMaster account?

Yes. Personal Gmail accounts are different than your Google Apps at McMaster account. Your Google Apps at McMaster email account is now the primary email address and the official means of communication between the University and you.

What about Patriot Act?

Privacy impact assessment (PIA) has been conducted and filed with the McMaster University Secretariat. The Canadian Privacy Commissioner's office has stated that privacy risks from the US Patriot Act are no greater than the risks from domestic or other foreign law enforcement bodies. If you wish to get a copy of the PIA feel free to officially request it from the University Secretariat.

The accounts will be migrated in the automated fashion in no particular order during the Reading Week. Once you lose access to Univmail it will be an indicator that your account is currently being migrated or already migrated.  We thank you for your cooperation during this migration. If you have any further questions please send an email to uts@mcmaster.ca

Will my email address change?

No. Graduate email address will continue to be macid@mcmaster.ca

Will I be able to receive mail sent to me @Univmail.cis.mcmaster.ca?

No you will not be able to receive mail sent to you macid@Univmail.cis.mcmaster.ca. Only mail sent to macid@mcmaster.ca will be able to be received.

Will my alumni McMaster email be affected?

No, your alumni email will not be affected. Alumni accounts are on the univmail server and as such will not be affected with this change. The email forwarding service offered through the alumni office will also not be affected.

I am a retiree from the University, will my email be affected.

No, your retiree email will not be affected. Retiree accounts are on the univmail server and as such will not be affected with this change. The email forwarding service for retirees will also not be affected

Will I now have email for "life"?

No. Your Google Apps at McMaster account is subject to the same policies and regulations as your current email account. Your Google Apps at McMaster account will expire on January 31 after you graduate or you are no longer an active McMaster Graduate student. Your Google Apps at McMaster account is subject to deletion immediately after it expires.

Will I be able to continue to use my email client such as Outlook, or Thunderbird?

You can now use an email client such as Outlook, Thunderbird or MacMail to read your email on your desktop/laptop. Complete instructions are available at the IMAP Setup Page.

Will I be able to use my mobile device to read email?

IMAP/POP functionality is now available for setting up your phone and hand held device for this new account. Complete instructions are available at the IMAP Setup Page.

Will I be notified of my email account expiry?

Yes. You will receive a note 28 and 7 days before your account expiry date.

Will I be effected if I am a part time student as well as a full time employee at McMaster?

As a full time employee, you will continue to use your existing employee account for all communications, and this transition will not affect you. Only full time students and part time students who do not work at McMaster will be transitioned.

What happens if I opt-out from migration to Gmail?

Please read the disclaimer published on the opt-out page and decide if you wish to opt-out from this migration. If you do, you will remain on Univmail system until your graduation. All new students will automatically get McMaster Gmail account.

How do I use Google Apps at McMaster University?

Here are some handy articles on Google Apps or you can always check out their YouTube channel.

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McMaster is strengthening its password system and all MAC ID passwords established before January 1, 2014 must be changed.

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