Google Partnership Expands E-mail Features for Alumni

Posted by Sean Flynt on 2010-05-21

Samford has partnered with Google to provide email and collaboration services via Google Apps for Education. By partnering with Google, alumni with Samford E-mail accounts now have a much larger storage capacity for email (7.4 gb). Other new features include calendaring, contacts, instant messaging and website creation. E-mail addresses will not change. 

Starting Sunday, May 23, alumni E-mail accounts will begin to have a different look, but users don't have to do anything more than enjoy the new features.

Old E-mail will be automatically moved to the new accounts. Due to the large number of accounts involved, it may take a few days for all existing E-mail to be available in the new system. Until the transfer is complete, old E-mail can still be viewed by going to email.samford.edu. Once all old E-mail has been transferred to Bulldogmail (Gmail), there is no need to login to the old accounts.

The URL to access the Bulldogmail accounts will be http://bulldogmail.samford.edu.  Those who have been accessing their E-mail through the Samford Portal can still do so but must click the “Bulldogmail” icon.

Visit the Technology Services website to learn more.

Contact the Technology Services help desk at 205-726-2662 or via email at support@samford.edu.

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