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** Access to Scatcat E-Mail System to be Discontinued December 31, 2012 **
Effective June 1, 2012, FHSU's "Scatcat" e-mail system has moved to a Google Apps (Gmail) platform:
There are many reasons! Over 60% of universities nationwide are now using this online environment, and after evaluating various options, FHSU believes this is also the right move for us. Some of the benefits include:
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Beginning June 1, 2012:
For users in the following categories, folders and messages in the Scatcat account were automatically transferred into the FHSU Mail account:
If your e-mail will not automatically be transferred, two options are available to you until December 31, 2012:
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There is no option to move the contacts with an automated process. If you would like to keep the contacts you have saved in your Scatcat address book you will need to manually copy down the information and enter it into your FHSU Mail contacts.
The spam filter used by Google is much more aggressive and accurate than the one employed by the Scatcat server. Filter rules set up for your Scatcat account cannot be automatically transferred over to your FHSU Mail account, but if you would like to set up the same rules, here is a tutorial on Using filters.
This is a byproduct from the transfer of your messages and folders. There is no way to change the view in your sent folder but if you open the message it will reveal the true recipient(s).
Support.google.com is your friend! However, if you don't find an answer to your question there, see our FAQ page or contact the CTC HelpDesk for assistance.
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