Eastern Michigan University

Going Google! Transition Guide


Transition Checklist

During the transition to Google Apps, I.T. will copy your EagleMail messages and folders to Google Mail. You are responsible for exporting your EagleMail calendar, contacts, and briefcase and importing them into Google Apps.

The EagleMail to Google Mail transition will occur in two steps:

  1. On your scheduled transition date, new email messages will be delivered to your Google Mail account. You should begin using Google Mail to send and receive email messages at this time. You can access the EMU Google Apps for Education login page at https://google.emich.edu.
    • Your NetID (formerly known as My.Emich username) and email address will remain the same.
    • You will retain access to EagleMail during, and for a period of time, after the transition. This will allow you to access any email messages that you might need during the transition and provide you with ample time to move your calendar, contacts and briefcase to Google Apps. You can continue to login to EagleMail at https://mail.emich.edu.
  2. Your existing EagleMail messages will be retained in Zimbra and copied to Google Mail at a rate of 1 message per second. Your Sent messages folder will be copied to Google Mail first, followed by other email folders in alphabetical order. 
    • Google uses labels and sub-labels to organize your email rather than folders. The organizational structure of your email will remain the same, however. 
    • I.T. anticipates that mailboxes smaller than 8GB will be copied to Google Mail within 1 business day, once the account begins the copy process.
    • Mailboxes larger than 8GB will take additional time to copy (days or weeks) depending on the number of messages. I.T. recommends that you check your mailbox size and delete any messages or folders that you no longer need.

Review the FAQ page to learn more about the transition process and your responsibilities. You’ll also want to check out the Transition Checklist for tips on preparing your Zimbra account for the transition.