G Suite Opt-In FAQs

Is the Opt-In to G Suite mandatory?
Will my @nmu.edu account be available for life?
How much space is available in G Suite?
Can I change my name displayed on by NMU G Suite account?
How long will the old NMU email access and systems remain available?
How can I access my old NMU email?
How can I move by old NMU email messages to NMU gmail?
Where do I now change my NMU gmail password?
How can I access NMU gmail using Mac Mail? 
How can I access NMU gmail using an iPhone?
How can I access NMU gmail using an Android phone?
How can I access my old email on my Exchange (MES) account?
How can I access NMU gmail and Google Calendar using Microsoft Outlook?
How can I move my Outlook items to NMU gmail and Google Calendar?
What's the best way to set up Microsoft Outlook to access my G Suite account if I have never used Outlook before?
Can NMU department and other organizational accounts be set up on gmail?


Is the Opt-In to G Suite mandatory?

Yes. You don't have to opt in today but we'd like you to opt in before July 31st. The older systems (Webmail and Outlook Web Access (OWA)) will not be available after 12/22/17.

Will my @nmu.edu account be available for life?

No. NMU's current policy is undergraduate students keep their NMU email access for 1 year after they are no longer students. Graduate students keep their NMU email access for 3 years after they are no longer students. This access does not include Internet acess which is terminated shortly after you are no longer a student. 

However, you may be able to sign up for an @alumni.nmu.edu account using the "Free E-mail for Life" link under the "Programs & Services" section of the http://www.nmu.edu/alumniassociation website. These are also gmail accounts with similar access and feature and the NMU G Suite accounts.

How much space is available in G Suite?

You have unlimited space in G Suite.

Can I change my name displayed on by NMU G Suite account?

No, but you can change the way your name is displayed when others get mail from you. See NMU G Suite account name changes

How long will the old NMU email access and systems remain available?

The old NMU email access and systems will remain in place until December 23rd, 2017. http://webmail.nmu.edu has always and will continue to connect to RoundCube and SquirrelMail until December 23rd, 2017.

How can I access my old NMU email and calendars?

Using https://webmail.nmu.edu and the other methods you previously used before opting in to G Suite.

How can I move by old NMU email messages to NMU gmail?

OPTION 1

You could access your old NMU email using https://webmail.nmu.edu and forward messages you want to keep on NMU gmail to your UserID@nmu.edu address after you Opt-In to G Suite.

OPTION 2

The instructions below only import messages from the Inbox of your @nmu.edu account and don't include items in your Sent folder or other folders you may have in SquirrelMail or RoundCube. There is no easy way to move all your old NMU email messages to NMU gmail. You could access your old NMU email using https://webmail.nmu.edu and forward messages you want to keep on NMU gmail to your UserID@nmu.edu address. After you Opt-In to G Suite, the messages will be delivered to the NMU gmail account.

Use the Gmail import (only imports messages from inbox)

  1.     With in Gmail in the top right, click Settings(gear icon) and then select Settings.
  2.     Click the Accounts and Import or Accounts tab.
  3.     In the second section, click Import mail and contacts.
  4.     Follow the steps on the screen.
  5.     Click Start import.
NOTE: It may take several hours (sometimes up to 2 days) before you start to see imported messages. You can close the window and keep using Northern Michigan University Mail or even log out and close your browser – Gmail will continue importing your mail and/or contacts in the background. To check the status of your import, look under Settings > Accounts and Import.

WARNING: Any messages in your old NMU email account Inbox older than 21 days are automatically deleted so you may want to be sure to move anything in your old Inbox you want to keep. The NMU gmail account doesn't have a 21 day limit on messages in the Inbox.


Where do I now change my NMU gmail password?

https://myuser.nmu.edu/user, the same as before.

How can I access NMU gmail using Mac Mail? 


How can I access NMU gmail using an iPhone or iPad?

Download and use the Gmail, Google Calendar, and related Google apps from the Apple App Store.

How can I access NMU gmail using an Android phone or tablet?

Download and use the Gmail, Google Calendar, and related Google apps from the Google Play Store.

How can I access my old email and calendars available on my Exchange (MES) account?

Use Microsoft Outlook with a previous profile, typically named "Default Outlook Profile" set up for the Exchange (MES) account or use Outlook Web Access, https://exchange.nmu.edu/owa.

If you haven't run the Google App Sync tool used for creating an Outlook profile to access G Suite using Oultook then Outlook should start the same way as it did before. If you have previously run the Google App Sync tool Outlook defaults to using the profile created to access G suite. You will have to select the previous profile, typically named "Default Outlook Profile" in the pull down menu displayed when Outlook starts.


How can I access NMU gmail and Google Calendar using Microsoft Outlook?

The instructions at "Setting Up Google Apps Sync" cover the process to create an Outlook profile you can use to access gmail messages, the Google calendar, and other Google content. Please keep in mind Outlook does not provide all the functionality that is available when accesing G Suite using a web browser. Once you run the Google App Sync tool Outlook defaults to using the profile created to access G suite. If you want use Outlook as it was previously set up you will have to select the previous profile, typically named "Default Outlook Profile" in the pull down menu displayed when Outlook starts.

How can I move my Outlook mail and calendar items to NMU gmail and Google Calendar?

The instructions at the Importing Outlook and OWA content to G Suite cover the process of importing Outlook and OWA content to G Suite.

What's the best way to set up Microsoft Outlook to access my G Suite account if I have never used Outlook before?

The instructions at "Setting Up Google Apps Sync" cover the process to create an Outlook profile you can use to access gmail messages, the Google calendar, and other Google content. Please keep in mind Outlook does not provide all the functionality that is available when accesing G Suite using a web browser. Once you run the Google App Sync tool Outlook defaults to using the profile created to access G suite. If you want use Outlook as it was previously set up you will have to select the previous profile, typically named "Default Outlook Profile" in the pull down menu displayed when Outlook starts.

Can NMU department and other organizational accounts be set up on gmail?

Yes,  If the account is being used as a @nmu.edu email contact address then this can be done by the sponsor of the account at the MyUser site.  If the account is being used for calendar access on the exchange server then the sponsor should contact the helpdesk.

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