Understanding Google vs. Exchange
For many Faculty & Staff it is becoming necessary to have both a TAMU Exchange and TAMU Google account. Because email attempts to deliver internally if possible it is important to understand that mail might be delivered to BOTH accounts in certain circumstances if you do not change the default behavior.
The first thing to understand is your NetID@tamu.edu is nothing more than a forwarding address. You must choose which account you want to be your primary account to be and select it at the Aggie Account Gateway Email Settings page.
If you have claimed both accounts and do not plan on regularly checking them separately you should follow the guides below to configure your non-primary account to forward mail to the primary service of your choosing:
TAMU offers a 10GB Exchange Mailbox for faculty/staff. Additionally, you can pay extra for more storage up to 100GB.
Attachment size is 50MB and anything larger should be sent via FileX Secure Link.
Texas A&M central email servers use Proofpoint to identify and block or quarantine unsolicited email (spam). If a message is quarantined, a notification is sent to the message’s intended recipient, who can read the message, release the message to be delivered normally to their inbox or delete the message.
Encrypt a message: add *encrypt* to the subject line.
You can find Student and Faculty/Staff guides at http://google.tamu.edu/
If you require support with Google Serives you must contact the Student HelpDesk. http://hdc.tamu.edu/