Published June 6, 2014
Starting June 9, 2014, students in UB's schools of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Dental Medicine will be moved from the UBmail (Central Email) system to UBmail Powered by Google (Gmail), joining other UB students who've enjoyed Gmail since 2009.
The move, which will take place between June 9 to June 27, will allow all UB students to take advantage of cloud-based productivity apps like Google Drive and Google Calendar. Students’ email storage limit will also be increased from one to about 25 gigabytes of space.
Students being migrated to UBmail Powered by Google will receive
an email between June 9 and June 27, prior to their migration. That
email will tell them what day they are being switched.
To ensure your email is copied to Gmail properly, we ask that on
that day you not move, send or delete any messages. You can still
read your messages. Your new UBmail Powered by Google mail will be
available 9 a.m. on migration day. You may use that to send email,
and your new email will arrive there.
When the migration is complete, you will receive another email. At this time, your email will be fully operational.
Your email address remains the same after migration.
For the next 60 days when you log into ubmail.buffalo.edu, you will
have the opportunity to access your old UBmail (Central Email) to
record any of your old settings, or to save important attachments
or files stored there.
The following will not be migrated into UBmail
Powered by Google:
The following will need to be recreated in UBmail Powered by Google:*
*Address books, email filters, forwarding rules and signature
files created in an email client such as Thunderbird, Mac Mail or
Outlook do not need to be recreated.
Students who use the Gmail client on their phone to read email
should follow the instructions for configuring UBmail
Powered by Google. Students who set up a connection using
another email client should enable
Students who use a client such as Thunderbird, Mac Mail or Outlook should enable IMAP.
Students who currently read email through their browser will use
The CIT Help Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org,
716-645-3542, Lockwood 2nd floor Cybrary) is still the place to go
with questions or problems.