Pioneer Email Service Changes

Start: December 6, 2016 - End: Sunday, January 15, 2017Current Milestone: Postponed upgrade from December 18 to January 15

On January 15, ITD will apply a series of changes to Pioneer Email. Prior to the upgrade, users are required to make some setting changes in their email client. There will be a brief service interruption during the upgrade, as detailed in the Request for Change.

Email Client Update Instructions

Changes

  • Security & Domain: Pioneer will utilize an additional level of security when sending messages. It will also change from using the state.nd.us domain to nd.gov. These changes require users to update settings in their email client. Instructions are available below.
  • Webmail Interface: Users will notice a new look when accessing Pioneer online. The current interface, called “horde,” is being replaced with “Roundcube” to provide a better user experience.
  • Mailbox Quotas: User mailboxes will be limited to 1GB (1024MB). Currently, there is no limit. Users whose mailbox is over 1GB at the time of upgrade will not be able to send or receive email. ITD will notify these users in a separate email, prior to the upgrade, and ask them to delete or archive old messages until they are under the mailbox limit.
  • Sending Email: Currently, users cannot send email from their email client unless they are connected to the state network. After the upgrade, users will be able to send email from anywhere they are connected to the internet.

Milestones

December 6, 2016

Start

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Current Milestone

Communication to IT Coordinators

Initial communication of changes to IT Coordinators

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Current Milestone

Begin Communication to Pioneer Users

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Current Milestone

Postponed upgrade from December 18 to January 15

In order to provide people with more time to make email client changes, the cut-over was rescheduled.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Current Milestone

Final Communication

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Current Milestone

Implement Changes

Provided a sufficient number of people have updated their email clients, ITD will implement the changes.