Email & Calendars

I am a Harvard College student. Why can't I log into Skype or other Office 365 applications?

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.

What are best practices for configuring a new mailing list?

Best pratices for configuring a listserv or new mailing list using University-provided services:

I will be leaving FAS. When will my email account expire?

Preparing for Account Expiration

Important dates

  • College and GSAS Students: After graduation, access and forwarding ends after 230 days.  Data and resources are deleted 30 days thereafter.
  • FAS Faculty:  Access to FAS online resources, including Office 365 email and calendar, will expire 30 days after the Faculty member's designated last day of work.  Data and resources are deleted 30 days thereafter.
  • FAS Staff: Access to FAS online resources, including… Read more about I will be leaving FAS. When will my email account expire?

CALists Mailing Lists

Description

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.

How do I update my password for email services on a mobile device?

To update your password on iOS devices (iPad/iPhone)

  • Open "Settings."
  • Select "Mail, Contacts, Calendar."
  • Select your Harvard Exchange account.
  • Select "Account."
  • Select the "Password" field to clear your old password and enter your new password.
  • Select "Done."

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Can FAS account names be changed?

The assigned or chosen FAS account or user name can be changed only under very specific conditions:

  • A misspelled user name resulting from an error in our database.
If, for example, John Harvard was misspelled to jharverd, we would correct the spelling error.
  • A legal name change.
Ensure the change has been made with the appropriate Registrar or Personnel Office before requesting the change to your FAS username.

Email Aliasing

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 john_harvard@harvard.edu pointing to joh111@harvard.edu or jharvard@fas.harvard.edu. It may also be used to create an email address such as ithelp@harvard.edu pointing to a list or multiple email addresses. Email aliases are governed under policies and guidelines established by the trademark office.

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