My Husky Email


Some critical things to know about the new email accounts as students and alumni make the switch to the email domain in Office 365 Read on for six things to bear in mind to ensure that the transition is as easy as possible.

  1. Your new email address and the location where you may find it.
    Students’ email addresses are now [myNortheastern username] mailboxes can be accessed by the Microsoft Outlook software on a computer, the web portal, or the Outlook mobile app on a smartphone or other device. Input your O365 login credentials, which include your new email address and your northeastern password, into the O365 login box on the right.
    In addition, the majority of modern email programs are compatible with Northeastern email accounts.
    See the article for more information on which desktop email clients are supported by Northeastern University.

2. Specifically, what happens to messages that are sent to email accounts.
As part of the data migration procedure, message forwarding is enabled, ensuring that messages sent to former accounts are forwarded to the new mailbox instead of the old. Copy of these mails is also preserved in the Google mailbox for future reference. It is anticipated that this forwarding will continue permanently once the HuskyMail service is phased off later this year.

3. Creating a customized inbox by sending messages that are focused.
When using Microsoft Outlook, inboxes are divided into two tabs: Focused and Other. The Focused tab contains the most critical emails, while the Other tab has the rest of the emails that are easily accessible. Given that Outlook is always learning from you and changing the way your messages are arranged, it’s a good idea to check both tabs regularly and shift messages from one tab to the other as needed. Learn more about Outlook’s focused inbox and how you can personalize it in this article.

The Focused Inbox: Organizing Emails in Outlook – Outlook for mobile: Outlook for mobile: [Video]

4. Emails from the university are being forwarded to another account.
In the transfer, forwards from accounts to other addresses, including personal or professional email accounts, were saved and should continue to function as before. In Outlook, email forwarding can be switched on or off, as well as updated, by going to the account settings menu option. The option to save a copy of forwarded messages in the Office 365 mailbox is strongly recommended when forwarding is enabled in Outlook. Avoid making any changes to the forwarding settings in Google, since this could result in the HuskyMail forwarding to the O365 mailbox being disconnected.

To make changes to the forwarding settings in Outlook, follow these instructions.

5. Learn more about the Outlook program.
For assistance with the fundamentals of getting started or with advanced capabilities to optimize your inbox, a variety of support and training solutions are available to help you get the most out of Outlook mail and calendar. Northeastern’s Office 365 webpage provides access to information that might assist you in getting started and staying up to date with Outlook and the other apps in the O365 suite of applications. Microsoft provides video training for the use of Outlook on the Windows client, mobile devices, and the web in a variety of settings.

Northeastern University offers a variety of services for Outlook and Office 365 users.

6. Make use of Office 365 to increase your productivity.
However, while the Google Suite, which includes Drive and Docs, will continue to exist, you may want to consider moving your file storage to the same Office 365 environment as your email and calendar. The Google Takeout service is available for the export of data from Northeastern Google accounts, after which you may sync and save your files to your Microsoft OneDrive account across all of your devices if you choose to do so.