Zimbra Email Ends in June, Students to Choose Alternative
By the end of the spring semester, students using Zimbra (also known as MyGaTech) for email, calendar, and contact purposes will need to choose a substitute. Zimbra will not be available after June 30, 2016.
To ensure that students will have the time and opportunity to choose a new solution before the June 30 deadline, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is providing a number of resources including a self-service website to help make this transition as seamless as possible.
While students will be able to choose any new email solution, students who migrate to the Georgia Tech-provided Office 365 will benefit from the following:
- 50 GB mailbox
- Web access via Outlook Web App (OWA)
- Mobile app access
- Optional mobile access available through ActiveSync
- Integrated address book and shared calendar features through Outlook
- Secure access, service continuity, and high availability
Students electing to use a substitute other than Office 365 should understand that third-party email solutions are not supported by OIT. Additionally, such solutions may not be the best choice for interacting with faculty and staff on campus because of issues such as the inability to use a Georgia Tech email address, and the potential problem of some faculty and academic advisors not accepting email from a non-Georgia Tech mailbox due to security risks.
To get started with the email transition from Zimbra, go to http://emailtoolbox.gatech.edu/eform/submit/self_migrate. Click on the link to request a new Office 365 mailbox prior to moving email from Zimbra.
For assistance, contact the Technology Support Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Add “MyGaTech/Zimbra Migration Assistance” to the subject line.)