NMU will transition to a new email system this summer, replacing the current in-house sendmail and exchange servers with Google Gmail. Chief Technology Officer Dave Maki said the shift will not impact most aspects of the user experience. Employees and students will retain their nmu.edu email addresses and passwords. They will still be able to use Outlook, Gmail or any other imap or pop email client to access and create messages. Maki said the most notable difference from the user perspective will be the Google calendar function.
The use of Microsoft exchange email and calendar systems will be phased out and shut down. Maki said some areas on campus are already testing the transition to Gmail. Detailed information on the university-wide transition will be announced in late March.