Faculty and Staff will receive an FBRI / @vtc.vt.edu email account and mailbox in addition to their Virginia Tech @vt.edu email account. Which is preferred? When working in the FBRI / HS&T campus, your @vtc.vt.edu should be your preferred account.
If you are FBRI Faculty or Staff, most every interaction with you will take place through your FBRI, firstname.lastname@example.org, email address. If you will be participating and using FBRI email lists, shared calendars, free/busy scheduling, and want visibility to the address book, you will want to use your @vtc.vt.edu mailbox as your primary account. People on the main campus, as well as systems such as payroll, will notify you using your @vt.edu account. To avoid confusion and manage your mail from only one account:
If you want to be able to send and receive both VT (@vt.edu) and FBRI (@vtc.vt.edu) using only your FBRI account, you can configure your VT Gmail account to forward all mail to your FBRI account. To configure this:
- Log into your VT Gmail account using your VT PID and password.
- Open the Settings dialog in Gmail:
Choose Forwarding and POP/IMAP at the top of the screen.
Click the Add Forwarding Address button:
In the dialog box that appears, enter your FBRI email address, i.e. email@example.com.
On the confirmation screen that opens, click Proceed. If prompted before this screen, click OK
- To begin forwarding your mail, you need to enable the rule. At the top of the screen, enable the radio button labeled Forward a copy of incoming mail to and choose the the address you entered above in the dialog box. For the second box, choose the action you prefer for the mail items in Gmail once they are forwarded. Most people choose archive:
Click the Save Changes button in the bottom middle of the screen:
All mail items, including appointments, sent to your VT Gmail account will now be forwarded to your VTCRI account. To make changes, return to the Forwarding and POP/IMAP settings within Gmail.