If you already had a forwarding address with us that ended with @alumni.unc.edu, an account that matches your old email forwarding address has been reserved for you in the new system. You must take action to continue the service. If you wish to continue the service, you need to set up a password for that account. (See “How do I activate my account?” above.)
Our previous vendor is no longer offering an email forwarding service. The good news is we are able to continue providing this valuable benefit through another vendor – Google Apps for Education. With Google Apps, we’ll gain the benefits of a robust and innovative feature set. What’s more, Google Apps is easy to use, and we think you’ll find it to be a more efficient way to manage your email.
An account that matches your old email forwarding address has been reserved for you in the new system. If you wish to continue the service, you need to take action to set up a password for that account.
- Improved mobile support
- Unlimited email messages and limited Google Drive storage
- Improved SPAM control
- Google Docs integration
- Google Talk/Hangouts integration
I didn’t even know I had a “forwarding email address”.
It is possible that when you registered for the GAA’s former online community at some point in the past, you had the opportunity to activate an email forwarding address and you did. This is the email address we sent you in the notice alerting you about the changes to our system. (Something like firstname.lastname@example.org)
It is possible that you chose to never use this forwarding address and have never given the address out, in which case, you don’t need to worry about this at all.
What if I don’t do anything?
Your emails will be automatically forwarded to the personal account we established with Google. To access the emails, you must activate this new account. Upon activation, you have access to the emails via your new personal account.
Will there be an interruption in receiving my emails?
If you do not activate your new Gmail account, you will not receive your @alumni.unc.edu email from July 22, 2015 on. If you do activate your Gmail account, you should have no interruptions in receiving your @alumni.unc.edu emails.
If you activate your Gmail account after July 22, 2015, the emails sent to your forwarding address since then will be waiting and available to you in your Gmail inbox once you activate it.