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  1. Copy Local Mail to UMBC Webmail Servers
    Some users may have mail stored locally on their desktop hard drive. If you have mail stored locally this you should copy this mail up to the mail severs. This will allow our migration scripts to copy all of your mail to Gmail. If you are not sure, don't worry about it, it can be moved to Gmail later.
  2. Begin the Migration
    Click the link above. This launches UMBC's migration script to begin copying your UMBC Webmail email to the new UMBC Gmail environment.
  3. Optional - Change Your UMBC Password

    You only need to change your password if you want to access your mail from your phone, tablet or a desktop mail client AND you haven't changed your password since January 1, 2014. If you changed your password after that date, it is already synchronized.

  4. Configure Your Gmail Web Client - There are a few things you might want to change on your Gmail Web client at gmail.umbc.edu
    1. Turn OFF Conversation Threading - this provides a more traditional mail interface with mail messages viewed separately, versus threading related messages together
    2. Turn ON IMAP and POP support - This allows you to use a desktop mail client (e.g. Outlook, Thunderbird, Mac Mail)
  5. It is important that you copy your contacts to Google contacts. Once copied Google makes these contacts available from the cloud to (Mobile devices, Gmail Web Interfaces and the Outlook Mail Client).
    1. Copy Your Local Address Book to Google Contacts
  6. Some users may not want to jump right in to using the Gmail Web Interface. Click the link above to see documentation on setting up your client.
  7. Login to Google at UMBC
    • UMBC Google Mail             gmail.umbc.edu
    • UMBC Google Calendar      gcal.umbc.edu
    • UMBC Google Docs           gdocs.umbc.edu
    • Mail Client If you opted to setup a desktop mail client you should launch that (e.g. Outlook, Thunderbird, MacMail)

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