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Title:
Princeton Gmail: Answers to questions regarding the migration of your email
Synopsis:
Answers to questions regarding your migration process to Princeton Gmail.


Solution:

  1. Will I still use my netID@princeton.edu address when I am migrated to Princeton Gmail?
  2. Can I use a different password in Princeton Gmail?
  3. What website should I use to get my Princeton Gmail?
  4. Will all of my old email be moved to the new Princeton Gmail?
  5. Will my address book and contacts be moved to Princeton Gmail?
  6. What should I do if I currently forward my @princeton.edu e-mail to a @gmail.com address?
  7. How do I switch between my Princeton Gmail and my personal Gmail account?
  8. How do I configure my mobile phone to use Princeton Gmail?
  9. Can I still use a mail client like Thunderbird, Outlook, or Mac Mail with Princeton Gmail?
  10. Are Google Groups available in Princeton Google Apps?
  11. Why is Princeton migrating student email to Princeton Gmail?
  12. What are the limitations on attachments?
  13. Can I recover deleted messages?
  14. How can I change my display name for my mail account?
  15. What are conversations in Gmail and how can I turn them off?


Will I still use my netID@princeton.edu address on Princeton Gmail?
Yes, your email address will still be netID@princeton.edu. You will need to use the full address when you log in to the Google interface.

Can I use a different password in Princeton Gmail?
Your initial Princeton Gmail password must be set using PUaccess, but you can change your Princeton Gmail password afterwards to something unique. If you do use PUaccess in the future, your Princeton Gmail account will get the new password also.

What website should I use to get my Princeton Gmail?
The WebMail addresses are always available at www.princeton.edu/webmail or you can go directly to gmail.princeton.edu.

Will all of my old email be moved to the new Princeton Gmail?
Yes, rising juniors and seniors will have their existing mail moved to Princeton Gmail the week of August 13. The class of 2015 will be notified shortly thereafter regarding their migration dates.

Will my address book and contacts be moved to Princeton Gmail?
Address books will NOT be moved automatically. You will need to manually export your address book and import it into Google contacts.

Can I still use a mail client like Thunderbird, Outlook, or Mac Mail with Princeton Gmail?
Yes, Princeton Gmail has full client support; see: www.princeton.edu/email for email configuration instructions.

Are Google Groups available in Princeton Google Apps?
Not. OIT is evaluating them during the Fall 2012 semester. Please use a consumer Google Group at this time.

What are the limitations on attachments?
Attachments for both sending and receiving are limited to 25MB.

Can I recover Deleted mail messages?
Please see: Recovering deleted messages.

How can I change my display name for my mail account?
You can change the name that's linked to your email address, but not the address itself.

  • Click the gear icon in the upper right, then select Settings.
  • Click the Accounts and Import tab.
  • In the “Send mail as:” section, locate the email address you'd like to edit.
  • Click edit info next to the address.
  • In the “Name:” section, specify what you’d like your name to be and click Save changes.

How do I turn off Conversation view in Princeton Gmail?
Go to the General tab of your Gmail Settings, and select the radio button next to 'Conversation view off'.


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Last Updated:
March 7, 2013

Solution ID:
1125