Yale Email Forwarding Service Discontinued
February 21, 2016 in Notes
THE FOLLOWING EMAIL was sent to the Yale Community on Tuesday 2/23.The event it discusses has already occurred (the discontinuation of the Yale email forwarding service)–however, if you still need help, we recommend contacting
Janice Murphy-Wallace at email@example.com.
UPDATE for Virtual Yale Station Users:
The VYS forwarding service will be discontinued on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
To continue to receive mail sent to your @aya.yale.edu address, you must activate your new YaleMail (Gmail) account before that date, and log into this account starting February 25. See message below for more information.
Greetings from New Haven,
The Association of Yale Alumni is excited to let you know about upcoming changes happening February 25, 2016 to the Virtual Yale Station (VYS) email forwarding service. Yale has partnered with Google to offer a free, Yale-branded email service – now referred to as YaleMail – as part of Google Apps for Education. In the near future, your @aya.yale.edu forwarding account will be moved to YaleMail to offer you improved email features:
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY ACTIVATED YOUR YALEMAIL ACCOUNT, PLEASE DISREGARD.
A dependable and easy-to-use email system that will replace your @aya.yale.edu VYS forwarding. Your new YaleMail account will be a fully-functional web-based email account on the Gmail platform. You will be able to access your email from anywhere in the world via an Internet connection. You can also send emails using your @aya.yale.edu alumni address as the “from” address, which was not possible when using VYS with many email clients.
Your @aya.yale.edu address will not change. After the migration, your new YaleMail account will use the same @aya.yale.edu address that you currently have. If you would like to continue receiving @aya.yale.edu in the same destination email account you use today, Gmail allows for forwarding set up. Instructions are included in our FAQs.
Strict virus and spam protection controls. Also included are spell check and search results features like Priority Inbox and auto-detection of calendar events.
Your action to activate your YaleMail account is required. As noted above, Yale will begin the transition process THURSDAY, February 25, 2016. You shoud have received an email from Google about your Google Education Gmail account. Please review this email carefully. The first step is for you to follow the instructions for activating your new YaleMail account. These steps will ensure access to your messages after the new email service is turned on. In other words, you will not receive emails in the new YaleMail account. Once your account is activated and the YaleMail service is running, all emails sent to your @aya.yale.edu will reside in your YaleMail account. You will manage your @aya.yale.edu account through Gmail using your @aya.yale.edu user id and the new password you created during activation. Please note, once the transitioni s made to YaleMail, if you have not activated your YaleMail account within Google, you will not be able to access your email. If you have not received the Google activation email, please check your spam/junk folder.
If you no longer use your Virtual Yale Station forwarding account and would like us to deactivate it, please reply to this email.
If you have questions about your VYS or YaleMail accounts or about this communication, please feel free to contact the Association of Yale Alumni or call 203-432-1907. Please review our FAQ page for further information. If you have questions not answered in the FAQ, please contact us. Thank you.
Online Services Analyst
AYA – Association of Yale Alumni
1201 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT
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