As a Harvard College student, your email, calendaring, and social applications are supported by Google. Your college.harvard.edu account is a Gmail account. It also gives you access to the Google Education Suite, including: Drive, Hangouts, Chats, Calendar, Sites and more. You do not have access to Microsoft Exchange products, which include, Outlook online, Calendar online and Skype for Business. You do have access to most Microsoft products including: SharePoint, Yammer, Microsoft Forms and the Office Online for Education suite.
No. It is expressly against Harvard University Security Policy to share your password. If you need to grant access to your Office 365 email, calendar or OneDrive account, you may make a request through the HUIT Service Desk. Your Office 365 account may be configured so others can log in with their own credentials. Harvard Google accounts, by definition may not be shared.
HUIT-managed Windows and Mac OS X computers can have their data automatically backed-up using CrashPlan Backup service. Depending on departmental licensing agreements, there may be an additional charge for this service; ask your manager for more details.
After you sign up for voice mail service, you will be sent an informational packet to your campus address by University mail. This package includes your 5-digit voice mail box number, a temporary password that allows you to log in for the first time, and a printed Voice Mail User Guide. You will need this information to initialize (set up) your voice mailbox.
Yes. Please request that your department telephone contact ask for that mailbox to be deleted and re-installed so that you can customize your voice mail preferences and update the name that goes along with the mail box.