CIT has begun to move about 36,000 inactive accounts from the local Exchange system to Office 365. Because these inactive accounts don’t have any email routing to Exchange, the moves should not be noticed by or have any effect on the account owners, or on other users of Office 365.
Accounts are being moved Monday through Friday during the day so we can monitor the moves. We anticipate completing the moves by the end of June. Individuals are not being notified of the migration, since they aren’t using the accounts anyway. Please contact the IT Service Desk if you notice or hear about any issues with mail delivery, missing messages, or other routing problems.
About 27,000 of the inactive accounts are routing exclusively to other destinations, such as Cmail or Gmail. The remaining 9,000 inactive accounts have no routing at all.
Once the moves are completed, students will be able to access any Exchange Group Accounts (or other accounts) that they’ve been authorized to access. Requests for one-off mailbox moves will no longer be needed. Also, there will be no difference in mailbox size between faculty/staff and students. All Office 365 accounts are 25 GB, as are student Cmail accounts.
Students will continue to be guided to Cmail as their primary email service. However, all students also automatically have an Office 365 account created for them, in case they need to access Exchange Group Accounts or other Office 365 accounts, for example, as part of a student job. Unlike Office 365, students can keep their Cmail account after they graduate.