Eastern Michigan University

EagleMail to Google Apps Account Migration Guide

The Division of Information Technology (I.T.) will migrate your EagleMail messages and mail folders to Google Apps when you sign up for an account. You are responsible for migrating your EagleMail calendar, contacts, and briefcase content to your Google Apps account. EagleMail tasks, filters, preferences, Zimlets, tags, and flags cannot be migrated.

Note: Your EagleMail account will be deleted thirty (30) days after your Google Apps account is created. Any eligible and desired EagleMail data (i.e., calendar events, address book contacts, and briefcase files) must be migrated to your Google Apps account before your EagleMail account is deleted or you will risk permanent data loss.

Email Preparation (Before you sign up for a Google Apps account)

Google Apps enforces an account quota of 30GB and a maximum individual message size of 20MB. Before I.T. can migrate your mail from EagleMail to Google Apps, you must reduce the size of your EagleMail account below 30GB. Further, the migration process for EagleMail mailboxes larger than 5GB can take several weeks to complete. With all of this in mind, we recommend completing the following steps to prepare for the migration of your mail from EagleMail to Google Apps:

  1. Identify EagleMail messages over 20MB and download any desired attached files
  2. Reduce an EagleMail mailbox folder hierarchy to 5 levels deep
  3. Reduce the size of your EagleMail account below 5GB

Calendar, Contacts, and Briefcase Migration (Within 30 days of Google Apps account creation)

As stated above, you are responsible for migrating your EagleMail calendar, contacts, and briefcase content to your Google Apps account. Follow these directions to export them from EagleMail and import them into Google Apps: