If a member of the University (faculty or staff or student) passes away, is there any way for someone to get access to the deceased’s email?

If a member of the University (faculty or staff or student) passes away, is there any way for someone to get access to the deceased’s email?

If the deceased was a member of the faculty or staff, the executor of the estate may request access to personal email for a limited time. Both a death certificate and proof of being the executor must be provided. Send such requests to security@unc.edu. If granted, access to the account will be allowed for the purpose of obtaining personal messages.

If the deceased was a student, please contact the ITS Postmaster for advice as how best to proceed. The ITS Postmaster staff will confer with ITS Security and the Dean of Students as to what course of action to pursue.

The ITS postmaster staff can be contacted by phone at (919)962-HELP, or by submitting a Help Request via the web.