About IU Alumni Association email accounts

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The Indiana University Alumni Association (IUAA) offers email to current students and alumni. An alumni email account lets you maintain your connection to IU.

You can get an alumni email account even if you already have a personal Gmail account; the two accounts will not conflict.

You must log in to your email account at least once every 365 days so the account is not considered dormant. If you sign up for an alumni email account, you will receive email messages from the university, but the IUAA honors requests to limit communications and solicitations.

Alumni email is hosted by Google Workspace for education use, which is restricted in some countries, including China. Find out if Google Workspace is restricted in your country.

Your IU email account won't be accessible after it's been inactivated, which happens two semesters after you graduate (including summer term). If your account is inactive, you cannot retrieve messages from your IU email account. However, if your IU email account is still active, you can forward that email to another account; for instructions, see Forward your IU email.

Your email address

If you wish, you can use your IU student username (if available) as your alumni email username. If you don't remember your IU username, or didn't have one, you can generate a new one; you can also request an alias if a life event requires a change of username.

For help, email advhelp@iu.edu or call 812-856-2746.

Set up your account

Create an account

To request an account, go to Alumni Email Account.

Access your account

When you sign up for an alumni email address, you'll receive an email message at your alternative email address with instructions for accessing the alumni email service. For help, email advhelp@iu.edu or call 812-856-2746.

Go to https://mail.google.com/a/alumni.iu.edu, and then enter your username and password.

Set a password

If you have updated your account with alternative contact information (specifically, with an alternative email address), select Forgot Password? on the alumni email login page. For help, email advhelp@iu.edu or call 812-856-2746.

Set up two-factor authentication

To set up two-factor authentication on your Gmail account, see the instructions at Turn on 2-Step Verification.

Maintain your alumni email account

Reset your password

If you have updated your account with alternative contact information (specifically, with an alternative email address for password recovery), go to https://mail.google.com/a/alumni.iu.edu, select Sign In, and then Forgot Password? For help, email advhelp@iu.edu or call 812-856-2746.

Change your alumni email username

If a life event requires a change to your username, you can request an alias.

If you have your student IU email account forwarded to your alumni account, the IUAA can't delete your old alumni email address/alias, because this would break your email forwarding. Your IU login (ADS) expires two semesters after you graduate; this prevents you from updating the forwarding of your student IU email address.

To change your alumni email username on a Gmail address, email advhelp@iu.edu or call 812-856-2746.

Forward your email to another account

Email forwarding is an option with your alumni email account. Search the help topics for instructions about email forwarding.

Set your IU email address to deliver to your IUAA email account

You can only forward your student IU email account to your alumni email account for one year. During that time you should inform anyone that sends email to your student IU email account to use your new alumni email address instead. Forwards in place before July 1, 2023 will expire June 30, 2024.

Your alumni email address is username@alumni.iu.edu. If you would like to continue using your campus email address (for example, username@iupui.edu, username@indiana.edu) and/or your username@iu.edu address after you graduate, you can change your mail forwarding settings so that mail sent to these addresses is delivered to your alumni email inbox for one year. UITS encourages you to set your forwarding to go to your alumni account, as mail will not be delivered to your IU student email account indefinitely. To adjust your mail delivery settings, use the Contact Card - Alumni User form.

If you are unable to use the form above, contact the Support Center.

Security and privacy issues

The University Information Policy Office (UIPO) maintains a number of policies regarding the use and misuse of Indiana University's computing resources; for more, see Avoid getting in trouble with email.

For more about the privacy of your personal data, see Privacy information for Google at IU accounts.

Get help

The IUAA cannot provide device-specific support to help you set up your alumni email account on your computer or mobile device. To learn about setting up a Gmail account on your computer or mobile device, search the help topics at https://support.google.com.

Learn more

Alumni email does not enable access to IU systems, but some IU resources are made available to alumni through the IUAA. To learn more about IUAA alumni resources, visit My IU Alumni Resources.

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Last modified on 2023-10-06 13:02:03.