- Linfield College
Information Technology Services

Linfield Email Is Moving To Office 365!

ITS has just begun a project to move all active Linfield email accounts from our onsite email server to Office 365. Some exciting benefits of moving to Office 365 email are:

  • Mailbox sizes will increase from 2 gig to 50 gig
  • Improved Webmail experience (including the ability to add attachments to emails)
  • A new spam filter
  • Larger attachments accepted in emails
  • Additional features and security updates are added as they are released by Microsoft

When Will Your Email Account Be Moved?

We are planning on moving Administrators and Staff first, followed by Faculty and then students. We will move entire departments together, along with any shared email accounts or calendars.

ITS has already moved our own accounts and we plan on beginning the first batch of employee accounts the week of October 7th. Below is the tentative schedule (subject to change) for migrating mailboxes.

October 7, 2019

  • Academic Affairs
  • Conference & Events
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance & Administration
  • Institutional Research

October 23, 2019: Facilities

October 24, 2019: Student Affairs

October 28, 2019: Campus Safety, Dining Services, Mail Services

October 29, 2019: Academic Advising, Career Development, Learning Support, OCE Staff

October 30, 2019: Accounting, Human Resources, President's Office, Wine Education Staff

October 31, 2019: Financial Aid, Registrar's Office

November 5, 2019: Student Health

November 6, 2019:  Education, PreK

November 7, 2019: Athletics, HHP

November 11, 2019:  McMinnville Admission, Portland Staff

November 12, 2019: Library, Portland Faculty

November 13, 2019: Institutional Advancement, International Programs, ELCP

November 14, 2019: Art, Music, Theatre

November 18, 2019: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics

November 19, 2019: Business, Economics, English, Philosophy

November 20, 2019: Global Languages, History, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, SOAN

November 21, 2019: Mathematics, OCE Faculty

What Can You Expect During and After the Migration?

During the Migration:

Your email will be copied from your existing email account to your new account in Office 365. The migration will happen overnight for most users. You can continue to use your email during the migration, although you may receive error messages.

After the Migration:

You will be notified when the migration is complete, and can do the following to reconnect to your email:

  • Outlook users (PC or Mac): Close and re-open Outlook. You will have to use your Linfield email address and provide your Catnet password.
  • Webmail users: Go to outlook.office.com and log in with your Linfield email address and Catnet password.  Webmail has a brand new look!  
  • Smartphone/mobile device users: Remove and re-add your email account to your device using your Linfield email address and Catnet password.  Using the Outlook app instead of your phone's mail app seems to work better.

If you created Archived email files (PST) in Outlook on your PC, they can be imported into your new email account or you can continue to add the archive when needed. If you have copied (or moved) emails from your mailbox in Outlook on your Mac to the On My Computer section of Outlook, these will not be affected.

Are Public Folders Going Away?

Public Folders are going away. They will be replaced with other Office 365 options, like SharePoint Sites or shared mailboxes. We will migrate Public folders after the department's email accounts have been migrated.

About the Office 365 Platform

If you are not currently an Office 365 user, you should know that there are several other products available for you to use.

  • Office Pro: You can download and install the Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote) on up to 5 devices or use the applications online.
  • OneDrive for Business: Each person receives 1TB of file storage space.
  • SharePoint: Allows you to collaborate across departments and with people outside of Linfield.