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Email Delivery Options (Graduate/Professional Students)

This page describes how graduate and professional students set their email delivery options. General information on email delivery can be found in our Delivery Options article. We recommend you read it. Thanks. 

This article applies to: Email for Faculty and Staff


Graduates and professional students with Office 365 accounts set their routing on Cornell's Who I Am webpage. You'll need to log in with your Cornell NetID and your password.

You'll see the Email tab of Cornell's Who I Am page.

  1. Under Cornell Email, select Microsoft Office 365 (Exchange).
  2. Click Update.

You can now read and send messages in Outlook on the Web and/or by using whatever email client you prefer. See our Choose Which Email/Calendar App to Use article for details on configuring a client.

If you want to have your messages forwarded to an external address (which, for the record, we do not recommend), click the arrow next to Advanced Options.

Under Email Forwarding, enter an external address. Do not type your @cornell.edu address here.

Be aware of policy changes by the major email service providers that may affect your email delivery. These external policies are the reason we say "The university does not take responsibility for email sent to non-Cornell accounts."

Click Update to save your changes.

You can change your mail routing as often as you like.

Please note that routing is not retroactive, meaning that the messages you received before you updated these settings will not be re-delivered to the addresses you added.

And we'll repeat it one more time. Before you decide to forward your Cornell email to a non-Cornell account, please be aware of policy changes by the major email service providers that may affect your email delivery.
The current best recommendation for everyone with Cornell email is to use their cornell.edu account to send and receive mail.

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