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Central UBmail Customers Moving to Exchange Starting January 2017

By Joe Ferguson

Published February 3, 2017

Joe Ferguson (UB Student, Class of 2019) was born in Sacramento, CA, but currently lives in Lockport, NY. He is studying Marketing/Public Relations and Communications. He hopes to get a job in as a marketing person or PR agent for a California-based company when he graduates.

Using Central UBmail? The service will retire by Fall 2018, but UBIT is here to help you make the move to Exchange.

At the start of 2017, UB had three different email services: Central UBmail, used by UB retirees, volunteers and some faculty and staff; UBmail Powered by Exchange, used by most faculty and staff; and UBmail Powered by Google, used by UB students and alumni. By Fall 2018, all UB faculty, staff, volunteers and retirees will move to UBmail Powered by Exchange and Central UBmail will retire.

Anyone currently using Central UBmail will receive an email one week prior to being migrated to Exchange.

Stephen Comings, Manager of Systems Software with Enterprise Infrastructure Services, part of UB Information Technology, says that technical staff are currently working on migrating remaining customers from Central UBmail to UBmail Powered by Exchange.

"Consolidating the email service reduces hardware, software and staff costs," Stephen told UBIT News, "Having three email services is not necessarily efficient. The servers that provide the Central UBmail service are old; it makes the most sense to move customers on Central UBmail to Exchange instead of replacing the servers."

If you’re a UB student or alumni, there are currently no plans to move you from UBmail Powered by Google to another service.

Instructions for migrating your address book, re-creating filters, using UBmail Powered by Exchange and more are available. For more information or help using UBmail Powered by Exchange, contact the UBIT Help Center at 716-645-3542, or stop by the Lockwood 2nd Floor Cybrary (North Campus) or Health Sciences Library, Abbott 1st Floor (South Campus).