UMS Student Email to be hosted by Google!
April 17, 2009

During this summer, all UMS student email accounts will be migrated from the current Horde/IMAP system to Google Apps, Google's world-renowned web-based email, calendar and documents software. This will allow you to access your email, calendar and documents from a web browser, to share and collaborate in new ways, and to store large amounts of information at Google.

These new options result from a recent partnership between the University of Maine System and Google.

Google Apps offers:
A robust web-based interface for mail, calendars and documents
A large and expanding quota for storage - currently 7GB
Personal, shared and public calendars
Integrated chat

When your account is migrated to Google Apps, the mail on our UMS mail server will be transferred to Google.

Your email address will not change as a result of this change to Google Apps. And you will continue to log into your mail with your UMS Username and password. Any email forwards you have set will not be affected, nor will your access to Mainestreet.

Final plans are being put into place, and you will receive more information as these plans are finalized. Updates will also be posted on the web and available from

If you would like to have your account migrated to Google Apps now, you can do so by making use of self service migration, or by contacting the ITS help desk by e-mail at or by phone at 561-3587.

If you have already been migrated, you may access your e-mail at, calendar at, and documents at

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