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Reverting May 31 change to Cornell email forwarding

Effective June 3 at 2pm, CIT is reversing the May 31 change made to Cornell email forwarding. Mail being automatically forwarded to non-Cornell accounts will no longer be modified.

As previously communicated, on May 31, changes were implemented to Cornell’s email forwarding service to prevent forwarded mail from potentially being blocked by external email service providers (for example, gmail.com, hotmail.com, yahoo.com, etc.).

Effective June 3 at 2pm, with the support of Cornell’s leadership team, CIT will reverse that change. Cornell community members will once again be able to choose to automatically forward their Cornell email without any changes being made to their mail. However, Cornell will no longer guarantee the delivery of email being automatically forwarded to non-Cornell accounts.

The university’s information about email forwarding and the WhoIAm system for setting forwarding has been updated with a warning to this effect. We strongly urge community members who choose to automatically forward their mail to also have it delivered to a Cornell account as a backup.

Notifications about the June 3 reversal are being sent to all Cornell faculty, staff, students, and alumni who use Cornell’s email services.

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