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Syracuse University is migrating from our on-premise Microsoft Exchange email service to SUMail, which is  part of Office 365. 



FAQs




Why is my email being migrated?

SUMail is managed by the University and utilizes Microsoft's cloud services. This service provides several benefits over previous email services, including:

  • Increased mailbox sizes up to 100 GB
  • Modern Outlook Web experience
  • Increased security with multi-factor authentication
  • Better spam, virus, and phishing protection
  • More features available with Office 365 services (e.g. Planner, Shifts, Group Mailboxes)



I received an email to prepare my email account to migrate. What should I do?

  • Staff and faculty that have not yet opted in to Microsoft Two-Factor Authentication (MFA) are encouraged to set it up prior to the migration.

  • On any mobile device email applications (e.g. Outlook, Apple Mail, etc.), remove and re-add your account using your full email address as the user name.
     

    To remove an account and add again:

    • Launch Outlook on your mobile device.
    • Go to Settings, then select the account you want to delete.
    • Select Delete Account.
    • Select Delete.
    • The account is now removed.

    For step-by-step instructions on adding an account, please visit SUMail Configurations

    To remove an account and add again:

    • Go to Settings > Mail > Accounts
    • Select the account you want to delete.
    • Select Delete Account.
    • Select Delete Account again to verify.
    • The account is removed and you can re-add by clicking Add Account as needed.

    For step-by-step instructions on adding an account, please visit SUMail Configurations

  • For optimum performance, we recommend turning on  Cached Exchange Mode in Outlook on your desktop or laptop computer.



Is my email going to behave differently?

Your email will operate as it always has before. Your email address and password will stay the same. You will need to use your full email address (NetID@syr.edu) to log into email-related applications and set up Microsoft Two-Factor Authentication (MFA) if you have not done so previously. 



My email has migrated. What are my next steps? 

You will receive two emails during the migration process. The first will let you know that the migration has started. The second email will arrive shortly before the migration is complete.

Once your account has been migrated to SUMail, you need to reconfigure certain applications that you previously used with your email account if you did not do so prior.

Outlook for Windows

  • Once your move to SUMail is complete, please restart Outlook. If prompted for a user name and password, please use your full email address (NetID@syr.edu) and password.

Mac Clients 

In order for your migrated mailbox to work with Outlook for Mac, you will need to remove your mail account, then re-add it.

  1. Select Outlook > Preferences > Account

  2. Click the plus (+) sign found at the bottom of the window > New Account

    Accounts Screen in Outlook with Add Account plus sign circled

  3. Type your email address > Continue



  4. Type your password > Sign in

  5. You will need to authenticate into your account using Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
  6. Once you authenticate your account, you will be rewarded with a green checkmark and an opportunity to add another email account to Outlook if you so choose. Otherwise, click Done.
In order for your migrated mailbox to work with Mail for Mac, you will need to remove your mail account, then re-add it.
  1. In Mail, choose Mail > Add Account

  2. Select an account type (Microsoft Exchange), then enter your account information



  3. Enter in your @syr.edu email address and click Sign in



  4. On the secondary pop-up choose Sign in
  5. Type your password > click Sign in

  6. You will need to authenticate into your account using Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
  7. Once you authenticate with 2FA, you will need to grant permission to Mail by scrolling down and clicking Accept



  8. Once the account has been added, you can select what apps you would like to use with this account, then click Done

Mobile Devices




How do I access email from the web?



Will everything in my mailbox be migrated?

  • Yes. All of your email, calendar, contacts, tasks, notes, and rules will be migrated into SUMail.



I've successfully migrated, but some of my rules are not working. What should I do?

  • While the migration system does its best to keep your rules perfectly intact, in some rare instances, some rules may not work as intended. Any rules that do not work after you have been migrated will need to be deleted and re-created in order to become operational again.



How do I connect to my shared mailbox?

  • Only shared mailboxes that have been migrated to SUMail can be added into Outlook. To find out if the mailbox you need has been migrated, please contact your academic or administrative support personnel.

    Once the shared account has been migrated, follow the steps below to add the account to your Outlook desktop client.

  1. Launch Outlook

  2. Click on File


  3. Click on + Add Account




  4. If prompted, choose Office 365




  5. Enter the email address for the shared mailbox and click Connect


  6. Click on Sign in with another account



  7. Replace the shared mailbox email address with your full email address (NetID@syr.edu) then click Sign in




  8. Enter in the password for your email account



  9. When prompted, authenticate with your two-factor authentication method (2FA)



  10. It may take a moment to link the shared mailbox then you will see a prompt that states "Account successfully added." Click Done and restart Outlook



  11. After you restart Outlook, you will see the shared mailbox added and it is now ready to be used.
  1. Launch Outlook

  2. Click on Outlook > Preferences


  3. Click on Accounts



  4. Click on the + in the bottom left corner and click New Account...



  5. Enter in the email address for the shared mailbox


  6. Click on Sign in with another account


  7. Replace the shared mailbox email address with your full email address (NetID@syr.edu) then click Sign in


  8. Enter in the password for your email account


  9. When prompted, authenticate with your two-factor authentication method (2FA)


  10. It may take a moment to link the shared mailbox. Click Done


Getting Help

For support of the information above, staff and faculty should first contact their academic or administrative support personnel.


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