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Google Drive Trash Retention Policy Update

September 25, 2020

Starting October 13, 2020, Google is changing the retention policies for items in the Trash in Google Drive. With this new policy, any file that is put into a Google Drive trash folder will be automatically deleted after 30 days. Previously, trashed items would be retained indefinitely until the trash was emptied by the user. Any files already in a user’s trash on October 13, 2020 will remain there for 30 days. After the 30-day period, files that have been in the trash for longer than 30 days will begin to be automatically deleted.

Harvard Email Going to Spam?

August 26, 2016

Google has updated it's spam filtering rules to mark any mail forwarded from a non-matching IP as spam. Make sure you don't miss important communications by checking your Spam Folder and adding any important addresses to your contacts.

Use Google Calendar Appointment Slots

August 2, 2016

Faculty can set up and share appointment slots for Office Hours. Get a jump on this simple task for the fall semester. Here's how:

Google 2-step Verification

March 14, 2016

HUIT strongly advises all members of the Harvard Community enable 2-step verification for Google supported accounts. It's easy, and it offers an added level of security to ward off hackers. To learn more please visit:

Departmental or 'shared' accounts

February 9, 2016

With the advent of HarvardKey access to shared accounts on G.Harvard must be maintained through a Google Group Collaborative in box. Once HarvardKey is fully deployed shared mailboxes will not be accessible through a non-HarvardKey login. To request a Google Group please fill out the Group Request form. You must be logged into your g.harvard account to access the form. To allow another GdotHarvard user delegate access to your account follow the instructions here: