Postini Transition to Google Apps

Google is transitioning Postini services to the Google Apps platform. To prepare for this transition, we have built email security and archiving features into these services:

  • Google Apps for Work / Government / Education
    A professional suite of hosted email, calendar, and collaboration services
  • Google Apps Vault
    Archiving and discovery services for email

Google Apps email settings also work with non-Gmail mail servers such as Microsoft Exchange, so you don't need to switch to Gmail when transitioning from Postini to Google Apps.*

Visit this site to get the latest news on the Postini Transition project and to help you prepare for your transition.

Postini Transition Guide

The Postini Transition Guide provides step-by-step instructions for initiating your service transition and getting started with Google Apps and Google Apps Vault after your service transition is completed.

  • Before my transition
    For links to articles that will help you prepare for your transition, see the home page of the Transition Guide and review the content in the Before my transition section.
  • During my transition
    The steps for your service transition will vary depending on your Postini customer type:
  • After my transition
    If you have completed your service transition, see the home page of the Transition Guide and review the content in the After my transition section. This section includes links to instructions for using Google Apps and Google Apps Vault.

* Google Apps Vault does not support archiving for Lotus Notes/Domino.

News and Updates

The new Quarantines tab:
Set up and manage email quarantines

The Quarantines tab is now available in the Google Admin console at Apps > Google Apps > Gmail > Advanced settings.

This feature, which is comparable to the Postini Admin Quarantine, enables you to capture a message prior to delivery, and place it into a queue/quarantine that's accessible only to administrators (or to another appropriate designee). The admin can then release the message for onward delivery or choose to not do so.

For details and instructions, see Set up and manage email quarantines in the Google Apps Help Center.

Transition Guide in PDF book format

You can now access the Transition Guide as a comprehensive book in PDF format, for both GMS and GMD transitions. The books include a table of contents and chapter structure for easy browsing of topics. To view these books, go here.

Update to performing eDiscovery during the pause in GMD to Vault migrations  

Google has updated our guidance on how to best manage your eDiscovery needs while the Postini Transition migrations are paused. We anticipate migrations will resume in the second half of January.

For details and guidelines, see Update to performing eDiscovery.

Google Apps Unlimited  

Customers can upgrade to Google Apps Unlimited after transitioning to Google Apps. Legacy Postini pricing will not be maintained.

Check your transition readiness  

Sign in as root to the Postini Admin Console and click the Transition Console link to access a screen with preparation steps.

Upcoming Hangout on Air presentations  

There are no scheduled Hangouts at this time. Subscribe to our Postini Google+ page for feature updates and information.

Transition support for reseller customers  

Please contact your reseller directly for questions about your transition. Google Support is available to help you after you've been invited or have begun your transition.