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Delete My Email Account

Alumni and retirees who no longer wish to receive email can request to have their accounts deleted.

This article applies to: Email @ Cornell

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

Check this list for additional Google apps that will be deactivated

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.

Fill out the Delete Cornell Email Account form to start this process. Data connected with these will not be recoverable once deleted. Everything mentioned in the list above will be gone. Forever.

If you would rather have your email forwarded to another address, you can set your forwarding options using Outlook on the web. Microsoft provides instructions for turning forwarding on or off


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