With the launch of Google Apps for OSU, new ONID accounts are configured so that ONID email is delivered via Google. Over the Fall term, this means that some students will still receive ONID email via the old ONID webmail system, while some students will receive ONID email by logging into Google Apps for OSU at http://oregonstate.edu/google.
I fanyone with a newly created ONID account tries to access their email via the old webmail system, they will see one email message with the subject line of “ONID Email on Google.” This email instructs the user on how to access their ONID email via Google Apps for OSU. Anyone who has receives this message should follow the instructions in that email.
Students are NOT being given “gmail” addresses. Instead, the Google Mail app at Google Apps for OSU will be the new location for messages sent to and from @onid.orst.edu and @onid.oregonstate.edu email addresses.
The Google Implementation Team
PS – All students are being encouraged to opt in to Google Mail over the Fall term, as it gives them access to advanced tools and a great deal more storage space than with the ONID webmail system. For details, please see http://oregonstate.edu/main/online-services/google-apps-for-osu/opt-in.