We've assembled many resources for you to assist with your new Gmail powered css.edu email account, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Most of the beta testers found the answer to their question within 5 minuets of simple web searching. Here are some starting points.
By this point, someone within your department has taken part in the beta test phase and can be a resource for you. Also, the firstname.lastname@example.org and the friendly Google buddies in the IT department are availble to assist at any time.
Send your official news items - the "need to know" kind - to either Faculty-Staff Bulletin at email@example.com.
Anybody with a CSS email account can send to both announcement groups, however, you will only be able to view/receive announcements from the Group in which you are a member.
In Google Apps, at the top of the Google Page, click "more", then "Groups". You will see a listing of all the Groups of which you are a member. Just click your Announcement Group and you can see a history of announcements. As an alternative to emailing an announcement, you can also post an announcement by clicking "new post".
If you wish to unsubscribe from the Groups web page (at the top of the Google Page, click "more", then "Groups"), click your announcement group at the right, then click the "Edit my membership" link and select one of the following:
Then click "Save Settings".
It is your professional and community responsibility to stay informed about the college. These are the official means by which we communicate. If you opt to not receive these emails, you do so at your own risk of being un-informed.
Folders / Sub-Folder v. Labels / Nested Labels - GMail looks at organizing your mail (or in Google-speak, conversations) differently than traditional email applications. The linear hierarchical tree structure of folders and sub folders is replaced with the non-linear convention of labels. Here's a good basic tutorial on labels and filters.
When we migrate your inbox to GMail, the migration tool will re-create your folder structure as a label attached to each email message. If your email was in a folder called "CSS" in a sub folder called "announcements", the tool will attach a label to that email called "CSS/announcements". Please notice the lowercase "a" in the title of the sub directory
After the migration we can enable a feature of gmail called "nested labels" (it's in the labs section - "settings" >> "labs"). This will automatically create a hierarchical view of the labels as per their names. any label "CSS/announcements " will nest inside "CSS" and the email labeled "CSS/announcements " will be inside it.
Missing Folders/Labels - Anyone in the pilot group who used sub folders to organize their inbox in Groupwise had missing folders or sub folders. Once the correct structure of labels and sub labels was recreated, everything nested as it should. Often this meant creating a middle tier label and all the sub labels nested fine.
Capitalization - Nested Labels in GMail is much more strict than Groupwise in this regard, you may need to rename labels with the correct capitalization to get the nesting to function correctly.
Complex Folder Structure - Nested labels is a "lab" feature in GMail and as such is still in development. It seems that if you have a highly complex folder structure (3 to 4 deep and many, many folders) that the nested labels feature will cause issues. Please work with your Google buddies in IT to simplify your structure and re-examine your approach to organizing your inbox.
Here's a related link: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=118708
With Google Calendar, you can: