College switching email services - The online voice of cambridge campus students
The online voice of cambridge campus students
The college is switching from Metnet to Microsoft Live@Edu ( for college email service for students over the next couple of months. Metnet is discontinuing their service. They have not offered a specific end date, but students recommended moving as quickly as possible to a new, more robust alternative.

Live@Edu ( was chosen because we are a Microsoft organization and Microsoft Live@Edu was the service strongly preferred by student leadership.

Here are the top features of Each student will have:

  • Large storage size for email (10 GB for Outlook Live)
  • Password protected 25 GB online storage through Windows Live SkyDrive
  • Instant messaging
  • Rich calendaring
  • Photo sharing
  • Multiple browser support
  • SMS alerts to mobile phones
The college’s official form of communication will switch to Live@Edu ( on  Monday, Jan. 3, 2011. An aggressive awareness and action campaign is scheduled to prepare for the switch. 

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