Email Changes - August 11, 2016
I hope you are enjoying your summer. I am sorry that
this may be a bit confusing, but these upcoming changes need your
I wanted to let you know that we are in the process of moving our email to a new hosting company.
- At some point in the next few
days your existing email (email@example.com or
firstname.lastname@example.org depending on when it was created) will no longer
- You may want to download any emails now as we will not be able to copy them to the new server
- Your new email will be
email@example.com and will be linked to your school network
account. The password you use to sign in on a school computer or the
WiFi system in the school NOT your existing email password.
- There will be new settings for email
clients (Thunderbird, Outlook, email apps, etc.) so to test your email
please go to www. mail2web.com and use the new
(firstname.lastname@example.org and your network password) to determine when
the new email is functioning. I will be sending email client
settings to the new email address.
- I will be available on the
professional day to assist anyone having issues with the
I have every reason to believe that any email currently
located on the current hosts server will not be accessible after the
move. If you use an email client (i.e. Thunderbird, Outlook,
Eudora, many email apps on cellphones) and your email is stored locally
on your computer, tablet, or phone these emails will NOT be
affected. Only those emails still on the server. If
you only use Mail2Web.com to access your emails then these are the
emails that will no longer be accessible. If you need to
have them, I can only suggest that you forward them to another email
address that you have.
I do not know just when this will start but it means that
for several days while it is being performed, you will NOT be able to
send or receive email for your @scituateri.net account. It also
means that I will be unable to contact you when the move is complete
and how to get your email as it will change.
We are moving to Microsoft 365 for Education. The
plan is to use your network login from the school (first.last) as your
email address as well. This will allow us to link in Word,
Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint etc. in the school with the 'cloud' based
versions of these programs. You will also have 'home'
rights to install the full versions of these products on your Windows
or MacIntosh machines. More on this later.
Tip of the day - Print this email right NOW and put it in
a safe place as you will not be able to retrieve it later. It
will also be available on the Technology link at www.scituateri.net