CRITICAL: Math Cutover Complete
Wednesday 8/1/2016 - Math Cutover Complete
ALL MAIL SENT TO MATH.RUTGERS.EDU ADDRESSES WILL NOW BE DELIVERED TO THE NEW EMAIL SYSTEM
This is the last message that will be delivered to the old e-mail server. All future communications will be sent to the new Rutgers Connect or Scarlet Mail systems. After sending this message, automatic forwards will be setup on the old Math server to direct mail to the new e-mail system. Forwards from other addresses at Rutgers will also be changed shortly.
Those moved to Rutgers Connect can access their e-mail using the following link: http://connect.rutgers.edu
Instructions to reconfigure your mail client can be found here:
* Note: When connecting mobile devices (e.g. Android or IOS) you will be required to accept a mobile management policy. This policy mandates that you have some type of password or swipe code on your device and makes it possible to erase your device (but only when you request it). This is to protect Rutgers information that is stored on your phone. If you do not wish to agree to the mobile management policy you can use http://connect.rutgers.edu in your device's mobile web browser to access Rutgers Connect mail on your device.
If you moved to Scarlet Mail you can login using http://mail.scarletmail.rutgers.edu/
Instructions to reconfigure your mail client can be found here:
* Note: If you have not done so already, users who moved to Scarlet Mail users must contact support for assistance in moving their old mail.
Final Mail Copy
Most mail has been copied to your account but another copy will take place today. This final copy will bring over the last few messages that might have arrived between when the copy completed on your mailbox and when we actually pointed all your mail to Rutgers Connect.
Checking Your Email
Please take some time check your mail in Rutgers Connect. You should make sure that you see all your messages in your inbox and all your mail folders. You should also check to confirm that you have access to all the shared mailboxes that you had access to before. If you think anything is missing, please let us know as soon as possible by sending e-mail or submitting a work order (links below).
The old e-mail server will remain online for a few weeks to allow you to check the data in the old system against what you're seeing in the new system but it is important that you perform this verification as soon as possible. You can use the old math webmail client to view your old mail (http://webmail.math.rutgers.edu).
CRITICAL: Math users please test your login to Rutgers Connect
Wednesday 7/27/2016 - Math users please test your login to Rutgers Connect
Email accounts for users in Math have now been created in Rutgers Connect so it's time for everyone to make sure they can login.
If you haven't changed your NetID password since January 15th, you will need to change that password immediately. If you need to change your NetID password, it will take approximately 15 minutes for the password change to sync to Rutgers Connect because this is the first time the password is being saved in the new system. In the future, the sync will be virtually instantaneous. You can change your NetID password using the following page: https://netid.rutgers.edu/loginView.htm
Please test logging in to Rutgers Connect using the following page: http://connect.rutgers.edu
So, for example, user Jane Smith, with NetID js193 and email address
Your password will be your NetID password.
The first time you login you will be asked to choose your default Time Zone. Please do so.
Checking to make sure your login works now will allow us to resolve any issues in advance of the cutover and will allow us to solve other issues more quickly on August 1st.
*Please _do not_ do anything else in this account at this time. The accounts are not set to receive mail so you cannot test them beyond making sure you can login.
We are on schedule to start copying mail from the current server on the 29th so please don't make any changes to your existing mailbox folders after tomorrow. You can continue to file, delete and send messages as you always have until the
The actual cutover will take place on August 1st. When you check your mail on August 1st, you'll need to either login using the method specified above or reconfigure your mail client using the instructions that can be found here: https://netid.rutgers.edu/loginView.htm
IT staff will be available both locally and remotely to assist users with any issues that might arise. Administrative staff Windows workstations that use Novell will have an icon that will reconfigure the system for you.
Once the cutover takes place, the ability to send and receive messages on the old mail server will be disabled. The mail server will remain online so you can view the mail that is there.
If you are interested in attending training, the first training session will be held in tomorrow, 7/28 at 1:30 pm in Hill Center Room 105. You can also view the online training materials using the following links:
Thomas J. Vosseler
Executive Director of Information Technology
School of Arts and Sciences http://sas.rutgers.edu
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
http://www.rutgers.edu Scott Hall 226A | 43 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
User Verification Stage Complete
Friday 7/22/2016 - User Verification Stage Complete
The user verification stage of the e-mail migration has been completed. The information for the account migrations have been passed to OIT and the migration vendor so they can setup the accounts on the new system. We've tentatively scheduled the migration of the data to begin on the 29th of August. At this point an e-mail will be sent to remind users not to modify the folder structure in their existing accounts.
At this point no additional changes can be accepted to the migration information. If additional changes are necessary they will be made after the migration has completed.
Users who are moving to Scarlet Mail will be contacted during the coming week to schedule the move of their data.
Soon users who have not changed their NetID password since January 15th will receive a notification from OIT that they are required to change it. This allows your new password to be saved into Office 365 so that you can login. Shortly after that users will receive an e-mail asking them to login to their new Rutgers Connect account just to make sure that logins work. You will not being using the account at that time, the only reason for this login is to ensure that your account is functioning.