Employees, including student wage workers and contractors/affiliates, are not permitted to attach another account to their Mason email address. Mason does not have a contract with Google to provide email and collaboration services.
The approved platform is Microsoft Office 365. Additionally, information containing protected categories (i.e., Highly Sensitive and Restricted Data as defined within the Data Stewardship policy) requires safeguards, including contractual commitments, that are in place between Mason and Microsoft for Office 365.
Students and Alumni
If employed by the university, the requirements for staff and employees, etc., apply. Otherwise, students and alumni are not restricted from signing up for other services using the Mason email. However, it is important to note this can pose challenges because Mason technicians will not be able to support or troubleshoot unapproved services and software. Also, the NetID@gmu.edu email address remains the property of Mason.
Google Analytics use for Mason Digital Analytics, see How to Create a Google Account Associated with Your Mason Email – Mason Digital Analytics (gmu.edu).