E-mail System Migration Has Begun

Posted: November 16, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Kate Passin

By August of next year, all George Mason faculty, staff, and students will be using the same e-mail system. The new system, called Mason Enterprise Messaging Online (MEMO), uses Netscape Messenger, Directory Server, and Calendar Server.

One key benefit of the system is that users can access their e-mail accounts from any java-capable web browser via the Netscape Messenger Express web site. Accessing an account in this way requires no configuration on the user’s part. While the Express web site allows users to access many of the features available to them on their machines on campus, some of the more specialized features are not available through this web site. To access these from home, users must configure their home computers properly. The MEMO web site provides users with step-by-step instructions on how to configure their machines.

Several departments have already completed the migration process, and all new students received MEMO accounts before the fall semester started. To find out if your department has been scheduled for migration, go to the MEMO web site and look at the migration schedule, which shows the departments scheduled for migration during the next few weeks.

See the December issue of the Mason Gazette for the full story.

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