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.
This page summarizes what happens to your accounts and online access when you leave the University. You may have already received notification that one or more of your Harvard accounts will soon close. Eligibility to services is based on your active affiliations: (1) your type of role (e.g. faculty, staff, student, or other affiliate) and (2) your school or department. When active status ends, eligibility ends immediately, or after an extended period of eligibility known as a grace period. Note that some people hold more than one
HUIT offers a mailing list service to Harvard affiliates (using Mailman, an open-source mailing list system). While HUIT provides and maintains the Mailman service for its clients, individual faculty or staff members administer each list as the list owner.
Mailman allows list subscribers and owners to utilize and manage a robust bulk mailing platform using a web interface or by sending email-based commands. Mailman also offers a number of configurable options for individual list owners, including spam filtering and list archiving.
An email alias is an alternate email address that directs email to a primary email address. It is generally used in the context of creating an email address like email@example.com pointing to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. It may also be used to create an email address such as firstname.lastname@example.org pointing to a list or multiple email addresses. Email aliases are governed under policies and guidelines established by the trademark office.