=OSF= Email - Upcoming Transition/Discontinuation

  • For those of you with an OSF email address. Google has provided notice that they will be discontinuing GSuite Legacy/Free editions and there are no free replacements from Google. There are small scale free email service providers which I am researching for replacement.

    Since we do not have many active users I will not transition to a paid or self-hosted option as the effort and expenditure is not worth it.

    BEFORE MAY 1 2022, =OSF= google suite services (including email) will be discontinued and transition of active users (those who, as of the point in time, have logged in within the past 5 years) will be completed. If you have used your email address for any accounts, have any emails, documents/images or data on google cloud applications that you wish to retain please migrate to your personal email within the next 60 days.

    Active users as of now: Ripley, Teabag, Evil and my addresses will be transitioned. There are limited free email hosts available, so you will see a reduction in feature set available to you.

    FAQ from google here: https://support.google.com/a/answer/60217#faq

    If necessary, please export your account data using this link: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3024190

  • Ripley, Teabag, Evil and the Administrative emails have been migrated to a new email provider (Zoho).

    5 users are free on this service so no additional users can be added. The Admin user will collect all inactive users new emails (if they are sent any from this point forward) if any assistance in transitioning is needed please let me know.

    Emails from Google have been migrated to your accounts with the exception of spam emails. Please contact me for passwords - You will be prompted to change them once logged in and you will also be required to use 2 factor authentication

    Notable limitations of the free service:

    1. No mail forwarding (I'd recommend using the mobile app to semi-regularly check your email if needed)

    2. login page requires full email login including domain, e.g. [email protected]

    3. 20 MB attachment limit (you shouldn't be sending items this large anyway)

    4. idk other limitations I can't find up to date info on free version features

    as always you can access email from Mail.Oldschoolfighters.com

    Legacy mail, please login from google

    Edit: To be clear, the migration of emails to the new provider was done by email address. Since the admin email contains aliases for addresses not migrated (those that are inactive) this means that historic emails for those users have been migrated into the admin email/inbox. If any users need their old emails beyond the google suite shutdown, they have been retained. Until that, please use google takeout

  • Google offered the ability to opt out of the paid portion of the transition to GSuite for business. I have done this for our GSuite account and as far as I can tell our account did not close and we are not required to pay to continue service

    Transitioning back to Google is something that I would like to do at some point, but does anyone actually use the services? Is it worth the effort to sync back into GSuite and switch over again?