Many users want to keep a local copy of their email on their hard drives, in case of incidents with Office 365 access. Thunderbird allows you to set up a Filter rule to simply copy all email to a destination of your choice, including Local Folders:
What is Thunderbird?
Thunderbird is a freely-available email client, created and maintained by the nonprofit Mozilla Foundation. Thunderbird is available in over 60 languages, with cross-platform availability for Linux, Mac, and Windows. It provides superior ease of use, with excellent long-term stability and support for industry standards such as IMAP and OAUTH2.
From time to time, Internet miscreants will attempt to impersonate GT persons in leadership positions.
Verbiage varies, but often the sender will attempt to get the recipient to start a conversation via email or phone, ultimately asking the recipient to make a purchase on his behalf. An example of a miscreant attempting to impersonate Dean Husbands Fealing:
From: Chair Department <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: June 13, 2020 at 5:17:51 PM EDT
To: (someone at GT)
Reply-To: Chair Department <email@example.com>
We have heard that some users do not like the standard "conversation view," which groups messages by conversation thread. It's possible to change that to "message view," which lists messages individually and does not attempt this grouping. You can find this option under a menu at the top of your message list -- see the attached screenshot.
Editors Note: This document was written in 2014 before the migration to Office 365 began. It has been left relatively intact, but editor's comments have been added in places where changes have occurred since the migration.
Georgia Tech allows users to have multiple email addresses, sometimes of different forms (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com). While this can be useful, it can also cause confusion with respect to mailing lists.
The basic rule is this: When you send mail to the list server, the server only knows who you are by the email address from which you send the mail.
Here is a common scenario involving mailing list user George:
IAC maintains several mailing lists through OIT's central list service. Lists are owned and managed by the administrative staff of each school. Below are a few general points:
In general, you must be subscribed to a list to send mail to it
You must send mail using the same email address under which you are subscribed to the list. For example, if you decide to begin using an @gatech.edu address, your mailing list subscriptions would need to be changed to that address for mail to be accepted