Rest assured that no listed Emeritus Benefits are changing. You will still retain your university (@usu.edu) email account. However, with the discontinuation of Aggiemail accounts, we are here to offer assistance to move that mail and data to other services.
Your departmental desktop support personnel stand ready to assist. Additionally, we have two Service Desk Technicians that can assist you in taking the steps needed to move your email and data out of your Aggiemail account. Please feel free to contact one of these as desired:
- Connie Westenskow, email@example.com, (435) 797-8433
- Spenser Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org, (435) 797-9688
If you would prefer, there are a number of self-help links for moving your email and data.
You may download your Aggiemail data in part or in full, including email, documents, calendar, contacts, and photos.
Move email, contacts, and calendar from your Aggiemail account to your @usu.edu account.
- Move your emails from your Aggiemail account
- Import your contacts to the Outlook Desktop Client
- Import your calendar to the Outlook Desktop Client
The easiest option is often to download Aggiemail data to your computer hard drive or a USB attached device. You will need to verify that you have enough storage on your hard drive or device. If desired, you can then subscribe to another personal cloud service and re-upload.
Third-Party Cloud Services
There are many third-party cloud services available for personal data storage. USU does not provide support for personal cloud services, these links are provided for your convenience.
Google (Free - 15GB)
- Create a free personal Google Account
- If you require more space, you may upgrade to a paid Google account for additional storage
- Google offers limited capability to transfer information from Aggiemail, like email, directly to another Google account without downloading (excluding photos, which require download and reupload). The personal account must have enough available storage to accommodate items selected to transfer. For instructions, see how to copy content from your aggiemail (school account) to another account.
- To move photos from one Google account to another utilize the Partner sharing feature
Box (Free - 10 GB)
- Create a free personal Box Account
- If you require more space, upgrade to a paid Box account for additional storage
- Move Data to Box
OneDrive (Free – 5GB)
- Create a personal cloud storage account
- Move Data to OneDrive
- If you require more space, upgrade to a paid account for additional storage. Using your @usu.edu account you can request a personal Microsoft 365 subscription at reduced rates
- There are other Microsoft subscriptions available
Dropbox (Free – 2GB)
- Create a Basic Free Dropbox account
- If you require more space, upgrade to a paid account for additional storage
- Move data to Dropbox
Amazon Photos (Free with Amazon Prime)
Option for Photo storage which would require downloading photos first, then uploading to Amazon photos.
The easiest option is often to download Aggiemail data to a computer hard drive or a USB attached device. You will need to verify that you have enough storage on your hard drive or device, and these drives must be encrypted if storing sensitive University data. You can then evaluate and upload university data to one or more USU cloud storage options as appropriate.
Box is appropriate as primary storage for individual or Department/Unit ﬁles, it is especially suitable for sharing or collaborating with others.
- To get started, review Knowledge Base article on What Box Can Do for You
- There is a 3TB storage quota for individual accounts and 60TB for departmental accounts. Quotas may be increased, for a monthly fee, by sending a request to email@example.com, see Box: Quotas & Data Management.
- Box contractually restricts storing System, Hard Drive, Server, or NAS Backups.
- Do not move or store personal data in USU’s Box service.
OneDrive is appropriate for individual files that you need a primary storage location for, may or may not access often, and don’t require external sharing.
- To get started review the Knowledge Base article
- There is a 5TB storage quota for individual USU OneDrive accounts. Microsoft does not allow departmental or unit accounts.
- Microsoft contractually restricts storing System, Hard Drive, Server, or NAS Backups on OneDrive.
- Microsoft contractually restricts creating departmental or unit shared folders. OneDrive is meant for “individual” files only.
- Do not move or store personal data in USU’s OneDrive service.
- Move your data to USU OneDrive.