Alumni email FAQs
- What is Google Apps at VCU?
- How do I create my @alumni.vcu.edu email account for the first time?
- How do I check my @alumni.vcu.edu email?
- How do I change or reset my @alumni.vcu.edu email password?
- Can I consolidate my personal (email@example.com) email account and my @alumni.vcu.edu email account?
- How can I forward my @alumni.vcu.edu email to another email account?
- Can I delete my email account?
- Where can I get help to change my settings, import contacts into my address book, set up forwarding, configure my mobile device, etc.?
- Are spam filters in place?
- Will I be able to keep my email address after I graduate from VCU?
- Why does VCU outsource its student and alumni email?
- Do any other universities outsource student and alumni email?
- Will my privacy be protected by private email vendors?
Google Apps at VCU provides a VCU gateway to Google's online services. This allows you to take advantage of Google's email, productivity and collaboration tools using a @alumni.vcu.edu email address powered by Google's easy-to-use Gmail service.
Register for a new email address here.
To check your @alumni.vcu.edu email, visit www.vcualumni.org/alumniemail. You cannot access this account through google.com or gmail.com.
Visit https://www.vcualumni.org/Login/ForgotGmail and instructions for resetting your password will be emailed to your alternate email address.
To consolidate your accounts, please use the online Help provided by Google Mail Support.
To forward your email, please visit this step-by-step tutorial.
We can make your account inactive if needed. If you would like it deactivated, please email us, explaining that you want your alumni account deactivated.
Select your device and follow the instructions:
Yes, automatic spam filters move probable spam to a folder named SPAM. You can find an email in the folder and mark it as "not spam" so future mail from that sender will then go into your inbox. You can also mark mail that has passed the filter as spam, and all future mails from that sender will go into the spam folder. In the folders section located on the left-hand side of the screen, you will see folders for "follow up" "miscellaneous" and "priority" then "4 more" with a down arrow. Click on the arrow to expand, showing the spam and trash folders.
Your myVCUmail account will continue to work indefinitely after you graduate. You do not need to notify anyone that you intend to keep using it. As of June 2010, the new @alumni.vcu.edu service is being offered. Alumni email addresses are created on a request only basis and the @alumni.vcu.edu account is separate from the mymail.vcu.edu account. Currently, Google does not provide a service to merge or move email between domains (e.g., from mymail.vcu.edu to alumni.vcu.edu). If such a service becomes available, we will post the availability of such a service.
If you wish to have an @alumni.vcu.edu address after you graduate, you must register. If you have additional questions, please visit student Knowledge Base page provided by VCU Technology Services.
Having student email accounts provided by third-party vendors is a big win for students and alumni, for three key reasons:
- Students and alumni can enjoy a complete suite of tools and functionality that integrate with their email as well as modern, user-friendly interfaces with a high storage quota.
- Student and alumni email is more reliable and robust because email is a core business for these third-party providers, who are accustomed to serving vast numbers of users and adjusting to changes in load.
- Students now can keep their VCU email address, messages and folders for life — something the university alone would not have the resources to provide.
Yes. A growing list of institutions are using third-party email service providers, including University of Virginia, Indiana University, the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern and Arizona State, for their students.
Google is committed to protecting your privacy. The security that is provided to Google Apps (which includes VCU's email system) customers is the same security that Google relies on to protect www.google.com (http://www.google.com). To find out more about Google's policies and safeguards, please read the Google Apps Privacy Notice.
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