4 months ago
MPS Email Consolidation
@Minot.k12 and @MYMPS.US Merge
How many emails does one school district need? The best answer is one. Minot Public Schools has started the transition to merge the @minot.k12 and @mymps into one account. Don’t worry, your MPS Technology Department has created some information ahead of the merge date so you can see where the changes will occur. Currently our pilot accounts are going through the full merge to better prepare all district staff. This document along with information posted on our website will provide you with what is about to happen with our accounts.
What you really need to know is, February 1st, 2023 you will never use the email@example.com again after the switch. Nothing has been deleted from your google account, but anytime a staff member would have used that login, it will now be firstname.lastname@example.org. The accounts have been consolidated.
The Account Consolidation Timeline (Staff ONLY)
(@minot.k12.nd.us and @mymps.us merge)
January 10, 2023
Preparing for the merge, an alias in your Google account was created January 10, 2023 for your @minot.k12.nd.us. This allows us to reserve your email address for our Minot Google. When we “flip the switch” to only use Google, the @minot.k12 alias will become the main account name, and @mymps will be an alias.
Note: If you used your @minot.k12.nd.us to create a personal google account, information on the message you received from Google is at the end of this document.
January 17, 2023
We will start migrating email and folders on the Exchange Server (@minot.k12.nd.us) to Minot Google. You will find your minot.k12 email in your Google account under the label minot.k12 along with all your folders in Google. We anticipate that this process will take just over a week to migrate all of Minot Public School staff.
February 1, 2023
You will login to Google for your minot.k12 email. Your Google account username will now be email@example.com and your existing Google password.
Note: Your login to the computer does not change. What does change is where you login/connect to check email and your Minot Google username.
Discontinue the use of Exchange email account at mail.minot.k12.nd.us. Note that staff will retain access to their old Exchange account on the school network through at least the end of the school year.
All email sent to your @minot.k12.nd.us email will be automatically in your Minot Gmail account. Your @mymps.us email address will now be an alias and will also be received in your Minot Gmail account.
Other account logins will not change. For example: If you currently log into Clever using your @minot.k12.nd.us email address, you will continue logging in the same way.
Logins using Google sign in such as the SchoolBlocks (website), you will need to use the new Google credentials, @minot.k12.nd.us as the username.
This document will be updated as we continue the pilot.
Haven’t logged into MYMPS.US/Minot Google
BEFORE the switch date: Your username is the first initial of your first name followed by your last name (example - Janet Smith = firstname.lastname@example.org). Before logging in you will need to submit a tech request or visit with the tech person in your assigned building to receive a security code. Once you log in you will be prompted to personalize your password. Two-Step Verification set up will be required for your Minot Google. If you would like to know more about what you can do with your MYMPS Google Account, visit the https://bit.ly/mpstoolbox site and select G Suite to learn more about Google Apps. This Google account is available to you until your last day of employment.
AFTER the switch date: Your username is email@example.com (example - Janet Smith = firstname.lastname@example.org). Once you log in you will be prompted to personalize your password. Two-Step Verification set up will be required for your Minot Google. If you would like to know more about what you can do with your Minot Google Account, visit the https://bit.ly/mpstoolbox site and select G Suite to learn more about Google Apps. This Google account is available to you until your last day of employment.
Minot.K12 address for a Personal Google Account
If you used your @minot.k12.nd.us email address to previously set-up a personal Google account you received the message below.
You will receive a notification that Your account has changed. The email address is no longer available because an organization has reserved this minot.k12.nd.us address. Your account is safe, you will need to create a different username for your personal Google account.