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Email Delivery Options (Alumni)

General information on email delivery can be found in our Delivery Options article.


After Google announced the end of unlimited storage for higher education, Cornell launched the Strategic Storage Initiative. Read more about how that affects Cornell Alumni.

Office 365

Alumni have the option to request an Office 365 account. Use this form to request an Office 365 account.

Don't want Cornell Email?

Alumni who no longer wish to receive email at their cornell.edu address can request to have their account deleted. Fill out the Delete Cornell Email Account form to start this process.

Before deleting your email account make sure that you have all of the emails and files that you want to keep. Once disabled, any email sent to your Cornell email accounts will bounce, and you will not be able to access any mail currently in your mailbox. You will no longer be able to use your Cornell email address for password recovery.

All of these services will be affected as a result of deleting your Cornell email account:

Office 365 services including (but not limited to):

  • Exchange/Outlook - deleted
  • OneDrive - deleted
  • Sharepoint - deleted
  • OneNote - deleted
  • Teams - removed

Cornell Google Workspace services including (but not limited to):

  • Google Email - deleted
  • Google Documents – deleted
  • Google Groups Memberships - removed
  • Google Play Purchases – loss of access and no reimbursement available
  • Google Voice – service will not be available
  • Google Wallet - service will not be available
  • Google Authentication Services – sites that use "Sign in with Google" will no longer be accessible
  • Google Scholar - deleted

Before deleting your email account make sure that you have all of the emails and files that you want to keep. You can use a commercial option such as VaultMe, or export your own Google Workspace content using Google Takeout.

Set Your Email Forwarding

Office 365

If you use Cornell Office 365, but do not have a Cornell Google Workspace email account, set up email forwarding using Outlook on the web.

Google Workspace

If you use Cornell Google Workspace (formerly known as G Suite or Cmail), and do not have an Office 365 account, set up email forwarding using Google’s settings.

If You Use Both Services

Incoming email will arrive at your Cornell Office 365 account first. If you want a copy of this email to go to your Google Workspace account you must set forwarding using Outlook on the web.

Do NOT forward your Google Workspace email to your Cornell Office 365 account. This can result in your account being suspended.

Change Your Preferred Name

If you would like to change the First and Last name that appears in the "From" field on your Cornell email, you can do so in Student Center. Once logged in:

  1. Go to Personal Information 
  2. Click Names
  3. On the Preferred row click the pencil icon or Add a new name

About this Article

Last updated: 

Friday, November 11, 2022 - 1:50pm

Audience: 

Alumni

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