Am I the only one who thinks that the transition from the existing AKO webmail to the new Enterprise Email system a joke? In my opinion, AKO webmail was handy for sending sensitive, but not classified, information to other service members when we didn’t have access to a government computer. Again, not classified info but stuff that I would prefer not to send via Gmail. Now, I’m scrambling to forward all the emails I want to keep from AKO to my GMAIL account.
About ten years ago or so, we were required to establish an AKO account so that we could have one email account that would last us throughout our military career and into retirement. To me, it is frustrating that now we are asked to migrate our AKO emails to the new system, which I learned was spearhead because the Army EE cost benefit analysis determined the elimination of AKO would clear up issues with redundant email accounts and storage. Apparently, DoD Enterprise Email is the right thing to do for our Army. It is “operationally effective, improves security, enforces two-factor authentication, and reduces redundancy”.
Regardless how you feel about it, the fact of the matter is the change is underway and we have to be resilient and roll with it. To help all my Part-Time Commanders out there, here is a link that I found quite helpful for the transition…
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