- Can I keep my Haverford Gmail account forever, just like a publicly available Google account?
- What about privacy?
- How do backups and file restorations happen with Haverord Gmail?
- What are Google Labs?
- How much data storage space will I get with my Haverford Gmail Account?
- Which languages are supported by Haverford Gmail?
- Which browsers work best with Haverford Gmail?
Unlike publicly available Google accounts, your Haverford Gmail account will only be available to you while you are a member of the Haverford community. For students, your account will deleted 90 days after commencement. Staff accounts will be deleted after 30 days and faculty accounts are typically five years, depending upon Provost approval. Once your account is deleted, emails, documents, and other information stored cannot be restored. We will send you several notices about the deletion date and information on how to save your email before we delete your account.
If you have concerns about storing your data with Google, you may find it helpful to read Google’s Privacy Policies: http://www.google.com/Intel/en/privacy.html and http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=60762
Haverford’s agreement with Google does not include provisions for data backup or file restoration. Email sent to trash is automatically deleted after 30 days. However, Google Docs does retain previous versions of documents and documents sent to trash remain there until explicitly deleted. After files and/or email are deleted from trash they cannot be restored.
Google Labs are prototype features you can enable in individual Google Apps. Google does not guarantee that these features will be supported or even available in the future. Google recommends that you do not store important information in Google Labs. You can see which labs are available for each Google App by clicking on the green erlenmeyer flask in the upper right corner of each app. To read more about Google Labs, see the Google Labs FAQ at: http://www.googlelabs.com/faq.html.
You may store up to 25 Gb of mail in Google Apps Gmail. If you exceed your quota, senders will receive a bounce message indicating that you have too much email saved in Gmail. Google Docs allows you to keep specific amounts of certain file types. Read the Google Docs File Size Limits Page for details. There is no file limit on Google Calendars.
HaverApps supports many languages including Japanese and Arabic, but supported languages vary by individual Google application. To see which languages are currently supported and how to change the app interface to a different language, see the following pages or search Google using the terms “language” and your desired Google App.
Google recommends that you use the most recent version or Firefox (Haverford’s supported browser), Internet Explorer, and Safari when using Google Apps.