[clug] OT: ANU outsourcing email to outlook.com

Andrew Donnellan andrew at donnellan.id.au
Mon Jul 22 19:49:25 MDT 2013

On 23/07/13 11:16, Carlo Hamalainen wrote:
> * ANU: Microsoft Outlook
> * Monash: Google gmail
> Any others?
> I wonder what they do with all that email.

I know USyd and UNSW have also just transitioned to Office 365, and
there's a few others that are using Google Apps as well. Seems you just
can't escape being swallowed up by The Cloud. (Not to mention it's
ridiculously hard to find reliable, working configuration settings for
Office 365 IMAP/SMTP...)

On 23/07/13 11:33, Robert Edwards wrote:
> I am surprised you only just got this - I was led to believe that all
> ANU students were "migrated" (in more ways than one) to Office 365
> back in Jan.

Most undergrads were migrated back in December last year, but
postgrads/undergrads who also hold employment are being migrated
section-by-section, which would explain why Chris only received it today
(myself and the casuals in CECS Admin/RSCS were migrated around June
presumably around the same time as yourself). According to
there's still a few areas left to go.

I'm curious whether there are any FOI Act/Archives Act issues with the
ANU email setup. I know a lot of people at ANU, including staff members,
forward their official email on to their private email, typically Gmail,
which is a practice I have huge problems with - as a Commonwealth
authority the ANU has specific legal obligations as with government
information generally. At least with the Office 365 setup it's
/contractually/ under university control, albeit not
physically/technically, though I'm curious to know what the archives
policy is on this.


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