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College Emails = Gone After Graduation?

theonekidtheonekid Posts: 453Registered User Member
edited March 2006 in College Life
Someone asked this question.. but it didnt really get answered.. and I've had this question for a while now.. anybody know what policies are common?
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Replies to: College Emails = Gone After Graduation?

  • UCLAriUCLAri Posts: 14,728Super Moderator Senior Member
    My UCLA email address doesn't work directly. All emails sent there are now forwarded to my GMail account.

    But I can still use it, just not...normally.
  • apumicapumic Posts: 1,529Registered User Senior Member
    my actual APU address will disappear but I get an alumni forwarding address thats like my_name@apualumni.edu or something like that
  • ustas06ustas06 Posts: 420Registered User Member
    yea my brother's changed to

    blahblah@princetonalumni.edu
  • UCLAriUCLAri Posts: 14,728Super Moderator Senior Member
    That's kind of cool. I wish UCLA's did that...
  • theonekidtheonekid Posts: 453Registered User Member
    Interesting..... one more question... how reliable are these emails anyways... are there constant downtimes?
  • fendergirlfendergirl Posts: 4,637Registered User Senior Member
    i still have my college e-mail address. i'm not sure when/if it will go away.

    and i'm not sure what you mean, i don't have downtimes with my email..
  • kewkiekidkewkiekid Posts: 383Registered User Member
    mine goes away 6 months after graduation, unless we play lots of money to join the alumni association - then we get to keep it.

    we don't have downtimes, but it's slow a lot. there's just SO much mail going through the system.
  • joevjoev Posts: 2,924- Senior Member
    Kent State lets you use the e-mail address for perpetuity. It's funny, even students who just take a class over the summer get an e-mail address for life.
  • over30over30 Posts: 2,411Registered User Senior Member
    My high schooler got one last summer from the university where he attended governor's school. The students were enrolled in actual college classes and got a scholarship for all costs. About 2 weeks after he got home it was disabled, so I guess that state school doesn't let you keep it unless you're enrolled.

    On a side note, I recently received a statement from the bursar's office reporting the amount of his scholarship for federal tax purposes.
  • JasonHoyaJasonHoya Posts: 477Registered User Member
    @ Georgetown your @georgetown.edu address works for 6 months after grad., then you get "free forwarding for life". So anything sent to your gtown address is forwarded to a yahoo address, aol, etc. I think most colleges do it like this.
  • unlimitedxunlimitedx Posts: 3,007Registered User Senior Member
    yeah... but receive forwarded messages? can't use it?
  • whartonalumwhartonalum Posts: 610Registered User Member
    Penn also lets you sign up for a lifetime @alumni.upenn.edu address with whatever username you want. Wharton also gives alums a lifetime firstname.lastname.whgradyear@wharton.upenn.edu address so I have two of them.

    These are also just forwarding addresses... basically that means that you can't login to the account to check your email, it is just a placeholder or address, not an actual "inbox." So everything sent there automatically gets forwarded to the real inbox of your choice and if you don't choose a place to send the mail, you don't get it. The benefit of this kind of email address is that it never changes and you can use it for the rest of your life, so if you haven't been in touch with someone for a long time, they can still contact you as long as they send it to this address.

    I don't know if that made any sense...
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