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UMIACS will be winding down its mailbox Email services by June 30th 2020 to comply with the UMD Institutional Email standard. This includes both our Exchange and IMAP service offerings.
- Can I use my current desktop client to read email with UMD Gmail? - The Division of IT only explicitly supports the web based offering.
- Should I migrate my existing email mailboxes to the UMD Gmail? - Users will be given an option as part of the migration to have their existing mailboxes migrated to the UMD Gmail platform. There are a number of things to consider. First UMD Gmail can not hold export controlled data. Since export control regulations have changed several times since emails have been stored on UMIACS servers, we cannot provide a blanket guarantee that moving all emails into Google will be compliant with federal regulations, and we ask that each of you make this determination separately before requesting the transfer of your emails. Second many users have a very hierarchical folder arrangement for their messages. Gmail only supports tags and if you have a deep hierarchical arrangement of folders this may not translate well into Gmail's web interface.
- What will happen with emails stored at UMIACS after June 30th 2020? - We will be archiving all user mailboxes into our long term archives for a minimum of 10 years. Users may request a copy of their emails as part of the migration progress and we will provide it in an archive format that users may import into their local mail clients for offline use.
- What if I forward my email to another service? Will I be impacted? - Users with accounts in UMIACS that can be identified as having an appointment at the University of Maryland will be required to have their UMIACS Email forward point to their @umd.edu email address by June 30th 2020. Users without an appointment at the University of Maryland will be allowed to forward their email to an address of their choosing.