- Upgraded to Google Apps at York
- Prepare for York U Google Apps
- Verify Your Mail
- Start a Chat
- Set up Calendar
- Try Mobile
- Learn on Your Own
Upgrade to Google Apps at York
Let's get started! Now that you have moved to Google Apps at York, your old mail will be moved from the York U central mail service to Google Apps at York on May 4, 2015.
Here are some tasks to get you started on Day 1 of your move date. Check out Your First Days when you complete these activities.
Prepare for York U Google Apps
Google Apps is best experienced in the Google Chrome browser. While other browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Safari, and Mozilla Firefox will work, you may experience difficulties with some Google Apps features. Google recommends using Google Chrome when using Google Apps.
If you do not see Google Chrome in your "Start" menu or on your desktop, download and install Google Chrome now.
Verify Your Mail
Browse to your new Email
Go to mail.my.yorku.ca or copy and paste the link into your browser. If prompted, enter your Passport York username and password.
Verify your mail has migrated
Ensure your have mail in your Inbox. You should see all your mail that was previously in your Inbox in York U Central mail, including your "sent" mail.
Mail that will NOT be migrated:
- Any messages in Trash and Spam
- Any messages over 25MB
- Messages with attachments containing program files (e.g. *.exe files)
- Attachments associated with Calendar invites
- Folders with names greater than 255 characters
Tip: If your migration date has passed and you do not see your mail or feel you are missing some mail, check your mymail.yorku.ca account, identify the missing items and contact UIT Client Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Verify your Labels
Your folders in York U Central mail will be converted into Labels in Google Apps. Verify your folders are now represented as labels.
Note: Any empty folders will not be migrated.
Start a Chat
Chat with a friend
Gmail comes with built in Chat capabilities. Initiate a chat with a friend or peer and let them know you've gone Google!
Set up Calendar
Setup your calendar preferences
Click the Calendar link at the top of your Gmail to launch Google Calendar.
Next, configure the following setting by clicking the Gear icon at the top right corner of your Calendar
- Your Current Time Zone
- Date Format
- Default View
- Automatically Add Invitations
Schedule an Event
Test your new calendar by scheduling an event and inviting a peer or friend.
Set up your Mobile Device
If you have an iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows mobile device, you can now easily get access to your email, calendar, contacts by following steps in Mobile Setup.
Learn on Your Own
Complete the Google Apps Learning Videos
Now that you are all setup, be sure to complete your learning videos if you haven't already done so.