IEEE recently beefed up its e-mail forwarding service by switching to GoogleApps@IEEE.
For the past 15 years, members could sign up to receive an IEEE e-mail alias in the ieee.org domain. This service allowed members to use an IEEE e-mail address, which then forwarded incoming messages to the owner’s personal accounts, such as to Yahoo, AOL, or other e-mail service providers.
IEEE has taken this service to a higher level by offering an e-mail service through Google. Those with an IEEE alias were automatically switched to the new service in June. Users can choose to keep forwarding mail or set up an in-box to retrieve and send messages. Members who have not yet signed up can do so now through their membership profile page.
GoogleApps@IEEE offers more than just an e-mail service. Members now have access to other tools, including Google Drive, which provides a file-storage and collaboration platform; Google+, which can help build social networks and organize online events; Picasa, to share photos; a calendar, and contacts database.
The advantage to signing up for GoogleApps@IEEE is that members’ mail, calendar, contacts, and files stored and created through Google Drive remain private. Google will not share data with a third party, and user e-mail and files will not appear in search results. And no advertisements will appear on e-mail screens.
A useful perk with the new service is that IEEE members will get 30 gigabytes of storage for e-mails and files. And with Google Drive, members can save and share large files, and store them all in one place.
Members unfamiliar with GoogleApps@IEEE can access Google’s support center and tutorials. To learn more about the services and the degrees of privacy, or to sign up, visit membership services.
For a video tutorial on what you can do with Google Apps, visit our multimedia page.